She, for this work is clearly a “she”, has been quickly taken into the hearts of the citizens of Bangkok and is already an attraction in her own right with a constant stream of passers-by snapping her on cell phones as they pour along the elevated walkway to the MBK centre and the National Stadium BTS station alongside, and all the time she looks at the teeming masses, aware of them, but ever lost in her own thoughts.
Dollar, made out of fibreglass and finished in a lustrous white, stands out, a calm figure in a clamouring sea of people and traffic zig-zagging one of the busiest junctions in a busy city. It’s an edgy stature though, the artists idea, Dollar-009 isn’t comfortable, she’s perched too close to the road and looks uncomfortable, and it means it’s impossible not to be taken with her and she tugs at your heart strings. You connect with those huge eyes, but you feel awkward, something isn’t right.
The artist intended to make dollar look tense (stressed, not relaxed) and not lively to contrast with the environment around her during the day and to resemble loneliness in the night time.
The name is drawn from the currency of the United States and the influence that country has on the whole world.