Commissioned by the London Design Festival
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: 'This was a great interactive piece: appearing like a giant coin which had fallen from the sky, passers-by were encouraged to add their pennies to the magnetic surface, facilitating a human connection with an otherworldly object. Drop was copper plated through many small human acts of contribution and at the end of the installation every penny the public contributed was turned into one pound by Barnardo’s corporate partners.'
Photography: Mark Cocksedge