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THE LUCKY PENNYPROJECT, 2011
Acrylic on Treated Canadian Penny,
19.0mm Diameter, Approx. 1.50mm Thick, Mass 2.35g
Compostion 94% Steel, 1.5% Nichel, 4.5% Copper plating
-with Gesso and Acrylic layers above.
[Pennies from years minted 1958 - 2012}



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LOCATION FOUND: AT THE BASE OF THE CN TOWER, Toronto
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LOCATION FOUND: ON THE PATHWAY TO BELLEVUE HOUSE HOME OF SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD, Kingston
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LOCATION FOUND: OUTER WEST GATE OF KINGSTON PENITENTIARY, Kingston
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LOCATION FOUND: NEAR THE EAST ENTRANCE OF THE BARRACKS WITHHIN FORT YORK, Toronto
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LOCATION FOUND: AT THE BASE OF THE TERRY FOX MONUMENT, Thunder Bay
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LOCATION FOUND: AT THE DOOR OF TOM THOMSON'S SHACK ON THE GROUNDS OF THE McMICHEAL CANADIAN ART GALLERY, Kleinberg
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LOCATION FOUND: ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CRYSTAL ENTERANCE OF THE R.O.M ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM, Toronto
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LOCATION FOUND: IN THE MIDDLE OF NATHAN PHILIPS SQUARE, Toronto
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LOCATION FOUND: NEAR THE ETERNAL FLAME PARLIAMENT HILL, Ottawa
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LOCATION FOUND: WALKWAY TO THE CINESPHERE AT ONTARIO PLACE, Toronto
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LOCATION FOUND: RIGHT BESIDE THE CREST OF THE HORSESHOE FALLS, Niagara Falls
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LOCATION FOUND: JUST SOUTH AND ALMOST UNDER OCAD UNIVERSITY, Toronto
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LOCATION FOUND: IKEA PARKING LOT, North York
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LOCATION FOUND: OUTSIDE HONEST EDS, Toronto
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LOCATION FOUND: AT THE BASE OF DOUGLAS COUPLAND'S CANOE IN CANOE LANDING PARK, Toronto
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LOCATION FOUND: BESIDE THE BIG NICHOL, Sudbury
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LOCATION FOUND: AT THE FERRIS WHEEL IN CENTREPOINT AMUSEMENT PARK ON TORONTO ISLAND, Toronto
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LOCATION FOUND: BESIDE THE ENTERANCE SIGN OF ALGONQUIN PARK, Highway 60 near Huntsville
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LOCATION FOUND: AT THE BASE OF THE MOUNTAIN IN CANADA'S WONDERLAND, Vaughan
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LOCATION FOUND: RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE NEW AGO, Toronto


All images Copyright
© Andrew R. Hutchison 2000 - 2014



I have always been keen on finding a penny.  "A lucky penny" my Mom liked to call them when I was a boy.
Well I'm a lot older now, but I'm still in need of some luck here and there, and that keeps me looking.
I'm always finding them, I like to find them. I'm good at it. I'm lucky that way.

I have made many large paintings in my time, but have never actually made any very small ones.  And for that matter, landscapes aren't really my thing either.  But despite that worry,  I set out to paint the location of where each penny was found on the lucky penny itself.  The small sized landscapes allowed a release of sorts, to break down the image to
its core foundation, to make it in the simplest and minimal form that I could.

Since work on this series began, the Canadian Penny has been takent out of circulation.
Which is a shame if you ask me. Where is all the luck going to come from now!

The Lucky Penny Project is still an ongoing series despite this fact,
though they, the pennies, are becoming much harder to find.
If you want my 2 cents, you should pick one up now and get lucky while you still can.