Monetary value is somewhat arbitrary, and in this project I wanted to see (a) how many discreet objects I could buy for $100 without buying more than one object per store and (b) what a $100 collection of objects purchased in New Haven would look like. | |||||||||||||||||

I spent $100 at various merchants around the New Haven and gathered a collection of $100 worth of small things. | |||||||||||||||||

After I finished spending the $100 I determined that the average price for an item in the collection was $1.15. I organized a stoop sale to sell the objects for either $1.15 or to exchange them for an object of equal value, with the understanding that the total value of my collection would always be $100. | |||||||||||||||||

I recorded each transaction with a receipt and created a book documenting the transformation of the original $100 bill into a shifting collection of objects. (2004) | |||||||||||||||||