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Hope, desire, and loss are all encapsulated in one discrete item, a losing scratch ticket. By hand-beading decorative borders and fringes, I fetishize these valueless objects into medallions. Through the process of beading, I emphasize the seemingly cliché themes such as Tropical Jackpot, Asian Riches, Bali Bingo, and Chips & Salsa to extrapolate subliminal marketing and the sad reality of a losing scratch ticket. In "Scratch Ticket Medallions" I shift the function of losing scratch tickets collected from Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Minnesota into medallions -objects associated with power, strength, and good luck.