One of an edition of 200 gold-colored, compostable PLA plastic made using my hobbyist 3D printer. The "gold" bar is 70mm by 160mm by 44mm, roughly the dimensions of a traditional gold bar. The bar tapers from the bottom to the top, with a draft angle of 5 degrees.
Each bar has the unique edition number embossed into the top of the bar.
The bars were shown together as an installation for my MFA show, in a vault at the Old Mint in San Francisco. The installation won the 2013 Ella King Torrey Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Arts from San Francisco Art Institute.