Peter Miles Studio


Tissue Paper

If you stole all the gold in the world, all the gold that has been mined over the last 6000 years, and melted it down and cast it into a cube, that cube would be only 68 feet on each side. Easy to hide. Not so easy to move. All the gold still left in the ground would make a cube only about a quarter or a third of that size. Most gold things today are made not from gold fresh from the earth, but gold that used to be other gold things: a Roman ring, a Victorian candelabra, an Aztec scapular, a filling.