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The Art and Frustration of Unrealized Dreams

 by Bennett Gordon

Tags: arts, visual art, lottery, potential, pop art,

Lotto TicketsI Love My Life the Way It Is presents the frustration of unrealized potential. For the project, Ali Alvarez collects lottery tickets and leaves them unscratched, causing many of the people who see the collection to go “a little crazy.” Alvarez says it’s designed to explore high hopes, “dreaming, escaping, and then usually being let down.”

Image by Eric E Yang, licensed under Creative Commons.