By: Ryan O'Malley
Cabbage, Benjamins, Skrilla, Cheese...
For the same reason the Eskimos had myriad names for sow, we Americans have countless terms for our currency. Images of money are all around us. It's difficult to think of a more ubiquitous artifact that's both commonly and uniquely charged with meaning.
Whatever its appearance, Cheddar always collects the energy of what we imbue it with - power, security, fear, etc. Still, its graphic content undeniably conveys an image of the issuing nation.
Ryan O'Malley is a thesis student in the Mster Architecture Program at the Universtiy of Minnesota's College of Design.