A Place to Store Hope
Lucky Penny Piggy
to invite someone
to see a common object
through a new lens.
With history as a guide, let American Presidents and Politics inform the project.
A piggy Bank holds spare change,
Typically saved for special occasions.
Quarters - Good for laundry or the Musee Mecanique in S.F.
Nickels - Store these for the apocalypse for melting and reuse
Dimes - Twice as expensive but half as valuable as the nickel
and Pennies - When found heads up,
THEY BRING GOOD LUCK!
The LUCKY PENNY
Avoiding misfortune is as old as time. While superstitions may vary by culture, the deeply rooted belief that Fate can be coerced is universal.
(President + Superstition) • (Piggy Bank) = ?
President Obama 2009-2017
Obama loved basketball. Playing the court was his lucky talisman on polling days. Twice in 2008, he didn’t play - and after both games, he lost to Clinton.
“WE DID NOT COME HERE TO FEAR THE FUTURE, WE CAME HERE TO SHAPE IT.”
Round, but squished, like a basketball
President Reagan 1981-1989
He was called “Dutch” as a kid because he was ‘cute and chubby’ with a dutch boy haircut. He used a psychic to set big events to coincide with psychically "good days."
“WE CAN’T HELP EVERYONE, BUT EVERYONE CAN HELP SOMEONE.”
President Truman 1945-1953
Truman was a superstitious man. He held such strong belief in a lucky horseshoe that he had one installed over the door of the oval office.
“AMAZING WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IF YOU DON’T CARE WHO GETS CREDIT.”
Bend the Knee
to Show Off a
President McKinley 1987-1901
McKinley wore a lucky carnation he'd give to kids, immediately replacing it thereafter. After passing one off, he was assassinated before replacing it in time.
“IN THE TIME OF DARKEST DEFEAT, VICTORY MAY BE NEAREST.”
President Lincoln 1861-1865
“MOST FOLKS ARE ABOUT AS HAPPY AS THEY MAKE UP THEIR MINDS TO BE.”
Lincoln saw his death in a dream, via his reflection staring back at him. His assassination followed days later.
to Hold only one Penny