The things you find during a spring clean – episode 1: Almost ancient drawings
I was in a school play when I was sixteen years old. For one of the scenes we needed a large amount of ‘fake’ money that could be thrown around on stage (in a social satire way, if I remember correctly). I drew, photocopied and watercoloured about 300 notes in total, with scenes from the three act play:
- An old school boy band (100 note),
- a cleaning ladies Can-Can dance scene (1,000 note) and
- a Midsummer Nights Dream spoof (5,000 note).
Noteworthy: The notes are issued by the Theatre Bank (ha!) and all the serial numbers are the same. An obvious counterfeiting fail… it’s all in the details!