Penny For Your Thoughts? [Home]


The Story

My then boyfriend, Adam Bliss, and I had been exchanging pennies, cutely asking what was on the other's mind with the cliche, "Penny for your thoughts?" During Fall Break of my Junior year (2000), I decided to prank Adam's room.

I collected over 1500 pennies from members of the dorm (some were donations; some I had to pay for). Then I spent two days sticking them to surfaces with removable poster putty, which held the pennies firmly.

The designs were made by alternating shiny and dull pennies and simultaniously alternating heads and tails. All the panels of pennies contained some sort of design. On the horizontal beam directly under his bed is the message "For your thoughts". Above his bed it says "Sweet Dreams", which Adam didn't notice for a few days.