The Art and Frustration of Unrealized Dreams


| 6/13/2008 1:43:22 PM


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.

Heidi Girl
6/18/2008 8:34:02 PM

Billy says "Lotteries are little more than a tax on people who are bad at math." HUH?!?!What does that mean?


Billy_1
6/18/2008 6:06:41 PM

Of course, by not scratching off his tickets he has had virtually zero effect on the odds of striking it rich. I guess that's the point. Lotteries are little more than a tax on people who are bad at math. But hey, if it pays for a few school books, who am I to complain?