I Am The Coin by Micah Lexier

Lexier's BMO commission is 20,000 custom minted coins, each emblazoned with its own letter to spell out a short story titled “I Am the Coin” by Toronto writer Derek McCormack. 

The story recounts the exploits of a single coin pinned inside the artwork (read at www.iamthecoin.com). A line reads, “As hard as it is to believe I was nothing till I was made into a coin before that I was a blank a blob a bit of metal worth a fraction of a fraction of a cent but now I am a coin I am worth much more I am art and art is more important than artists am I right I am."

On now until January 5 at The Power Plant