When we saw these photos, we asked artisan Jason Thorn what was up with all the pennies. He emailed back, ““Cool client! Let me get creatively stupid.”
Thorn, of The Concrete Angel, Winfield, Ala., hand-glued 109,730 pennies onto 478 square feet in the Douglasville, Ga., home of Conrad and Elizabeth Beattie. (Yes, he knows exactly how many. Wouldn’t you?)
The pennies were arranged by color to create patterns and borders in the sunroom, dining area and kitchen. “I suggested the idea and showed them images of examples” Thorn says. “I decided to try a design … the sun … and a border.”
Thorn glued each coin in place with Loctite clear-drying construction adhesive. Then he flooded the floor with E100-PT1, a clear, 100-percent solids epoxy from Elite Crete Systems.
The entire job took nine days from prep to completion.