Drop was conceived 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 the public contributions will be counted and Barnardo’s corporate partners will turn every penny into one pound.
Paul Cocksedge explains: I enjoyed the fact that Drop brought people together to communicate with each other and the piece. Its dappled, copper-coloured surface almost like a landscape, a constantly changing pattern.’
Photography: Mark Cocksedge