For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
1 Timothy 6:10 New International Version (NIV)
Here it is, the second to last of the Nine Idols. I’m sure it’s pretty self-explanatory just by looking at all those dollar signs as well as the verse above. I named him G, Benny G, based on an old slang ‘in it for the Benjamin‘ (referring to the $100 Bill which has, you guessed it, Ben Franklin’s face on it). This was also the first time I had tried gilding, which is the art of applying metallic flakes (here it was 24K gold, or so they say) onto the surface that had been sized (some fancy word for glue, actually, but one that stays sticky for up to 24 hours).
I just have one more to go before I call it for the summer. Stay tuned…