Paper money symbolises the cycle of spending, disposing and replacing. The title is a play on new money, old money, real money and paper money.
The work is made of paper and looks like an old, much-loved item. It is a reminder that we now rarely see handbags or other designer items that have been allowed to get old.
As soon as the fashion changes, we dispose of the old and purchase the new. Paper is also still disposed of in huge amounts, making this ‘paper bag’ a disposable item in more ways than one.