If the desire of any artist is to communicate an idea to a public, then the drive to communicate to the largest public possible is a natural next step for many creatives.
The problem with this dilemma is that how do you do that? What is so common that it can be a platform for your work? One project, Occupy George (as in Washington), has found their solution, money.
As the Occupy George website explains:
Money talks, but not loud enough for the 99%. By circulating dollar bills stamped with fact-based infographics, Occupy George informs the public of America’s daunting economic disparity one bill at a time. Because
moneyknowledge is power.
This isn’t the first time money has been the medium of a project. The Where’s George bill-tracking project is an obvious precedent for this OWS-related endeavor.