Double A Projects

Jamaican Bucks from Counter Culture Cash (Special Edition)


offset print (printed using wind power at Rolling Press, Brooklyn) on 80 lb. Strathmore
3 in. x 6 in.
Edition: 20 special edition prints, hand numbered and stamped

On Saturday, Sept. 29th, 2007 residents and visitors to Jamaica, Queens witnessed the launch of Jamaica’s own local currency, Jamaican Bucks. For a limited time, Jamaican Bucks were available and redeemable at designated vendors in Jamaica, a result of a community project called Counter Culture Cash by artists Athena Robles and Anna Stein. The artists took photographs of participants posing with their Jamaican Bucks. The local currency program was included in the exhibition Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2007, a contemporary public art project by Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. With an information certificate. For Fuse Works the artists are offering a framed version containing two Jamiacan Bucks showing front and back.

Jamaican Bucks from Counter Culture Cash (Special Edition)

Double A Projects is Anna Stein and Athena Robles. Athena Robles was born in New York City, She began her art career in printmaking. Now making works on paper, sculptures and installations, she has exhibited nationally at The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, and The American Museum of Natural History in New York, among others. In her individual and group projects, Ms. Robles references community, assimilation, and social and historical issues. Her work is included in several private collections.
Anna Stein is a visual artist whose work investigates what we know about history and how we know it. She received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in 2001. Her work has been exhibited in New York and New England including Longwood Gallery, Front Room and Real Art Ways. She currently works in Brooklyn, NY creating site-specific installation, sculpture, prints and drawings which examine the potential for an alternative version of western art history.