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Moku hanga woodblock print by Annie Bissett about money cliches hand to mouth hand over fist
Japanese Woodblock Print with transfer drawing
12.5" x 19" (32 x 48 cm)

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10.25" x 17" (26 x 43 cm) image size
Paper: Shikoku White
Edition: 10

When I was a child my mom told me never to put my hands in my mouth after touching money. She said money is dirty because so many people have touched it.

This is the sixth print in a series examining figures of speech about money that use the same metaphor for both wealth and poverty. I used my father's handwriting to represent poverty, as he came from a very poor family. You can read his story here.