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Making Money the Harder Way explores the gender wage gap through performance, installation and printmaking.
Making Money the Harder Way explores the gender wage gap through performance, installation and printmaking.
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Elizabeth Emery and Corrie Slawson will explore wage disparity between men and women through Making Money the Harder Way: get used to it, make it stretch. The piece incorporates performance, installation and printmaking. 

On June 21, 2013, in matching green dresses and gold shoes, we will push an early 20th century tabletop press sitting on a handmade gold cart through Cleveland's Uptown neighborhood (from The Sculpture Center to the plaza in front of MOCA Cleveland). Along the way we will stop to print 77-cent dollars. Passers-by receive freshly printed bills portraying Lilly Ledbetter and the exhibition's symbolic imagery of tires and molded Jell-o, all in the colors green and gold. By physically printing our own money and giving it away, we work hard to fulfill our roles as informants to the public of the issue of gender wage disparity.

sheet of 77-cent dollars. make it last.
sheet of 77-cent dollars. make it last.
jello sculpture
jello sculpture
Tire Graph Print
Tire Graph Print
Your bookmark will be one of these sets of stacks.
Your bookmark will be one of these sets of stacks.
homage to Lilly & Ruth
homage to Lilly & Ruth

Risks and challenges

Making Money the Harder Way: get used to it, make it stretch is mobile, flexible and has some aspects that are unpredictable. We see this as beneficial to keeping the project interesting. We may stub a toe or Ledbetter dollars might blow in the wind but we will make it work. We are deeply committed to this project and will do whatever is needed to execute it well.

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    Your name under the “Thanks” tab of the Making Money the Harder Way website and a sticker commemorating Lilly Ledbetter.

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    A website “Thanks”, a sticker, a button created in homage to Lilly Ledbetter and a Making Money tire bookmark.

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    A limited edition print of our specially designed Lilly Ledbetter sheet of dollars, signed and numbered. Plus a website “Thanks” and Lilly sticker.

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    Your choice- EITHER 1 gold (painted) tire (Local pick up only. It is a real gorgeous painted tire -- use for container gardening!) OR a grab bag with all of the items offered at the $7.70-$27 levels (including the web thanks). Just let us know which one.

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    A 100 bills stack of 77 cent Lilly Ledbetter dollar bills bound with a specially printed, extra large paper band. Plus a website “Thanks” and Lilly sticker.

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    A green plaster jell-o sculpture complete with a base screen printed with gold doily. Plus a website “Thanks” and Lilly sticker.

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    A limited edition tire graph print visually detailing the disparity between Men and Women for all five sectors detailed by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (signed and numbered). Plus a website “Thanks” and Lilly sticker.

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    A limited edition print created in homage to Lilly Ledbetter and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (signed and numbered). Plus a website “Thanks” and Lilly sticker.

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    For this reasonable price, we will create a 77-cent dollar with your image instead of Lilly Ledbetter’s and print you a stack of 100 for your very own. Plus a website “Thanks” and Lilly sticker.

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    This is what $5000 is in “lady dollars”. Pretty striking! But since you are so generous to donate this amount, you get one of each of the items listed above.

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