Drop
Paul Cocksedge

2010

London Design Festival, London, UK

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Drop, 2010
Designed for the London Design Festival
Brass
8.5 feet

Cocksedge conceived Drop as an outsize coin ‘which has fallen to Earth from a giant's palm’, lightly buckled upon landing improbably upright.


Amongst other intriguing properties the giant coin is magnetic, encouraging passers-by to participate by affixing their spare pennies, facilitating a human connection with an otherworldly object. 'Drop' will thus be copper plated through many small human acts of contribution. At the end of the installation (which ends on 17th October 2010) the public contributions will be counted and Barnardo’s corporate partners will turn every penny into one pound.

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