In Drones We Trust, 2014
Hands Up Don't Shoot!, 2014-15
Sea Level Rising, 2015
Crowd Sourced, Participatory Rubber Stamp Currency Interventions
FOR PROJECT WEBSITES AND TO ORDER INDIVIDUAL STAMPS OR AN "ACTIVIST RUBBER STAMPING STARTER KIT" (includes all three):
Three rubber stamps that have been shared widely across the USA and abroad to allow participants to imprint politically oriented imagery upon their money. These projects began first with the "In Drones We Trust", wherein close to 1000 stamps are in the hands of volunteers who have been stamping a tiny image of an MQ1 Predator Drone on their cash. The second stamp, "Hands Up Don't Shoot!" was inspired by the now iconic image of the protests and unrest surrounding the extrajudicial killings of African American males by our police. The third, "Sea Level Rising" involves stamping a rising sea level line to represent the threat of climate change and rising seas.
I've invited participants in the project to each send me one image of a stamped bill, noting location and date where the bill was stamped and put back into circulation. Please visit the individual websites for each project as linked above for images, further information and press.
Activist Rubber Stamp Starter Kit available through project sites
In Drones We Trust, 2014 detail $20 bill
Hands Up Don't Shoot! 2014 rubber stamp currency intervention
Sea Level Rising, 2015 rubber stamp currency intervention
Hands Up Don't Shoot! 2014-15 detail
In Drones We Trust, 2014 $5 bill
In Drones We Trust, 2014 $100 bill
In Drones We Trust, 2014 laser etching the stamps
In Drones We Trust, 2014 rubber stamp