P a u l M. N i c h o l s o n

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams employs two 1’ by 1’ foot blocks that sparkle as if made of out of sugar.
On top of each cube sits a white coffee cup and saucer, drank almost to the bottom.
These two cubes are installed in an abandoned Bank of America Building in Ithaca New
York. The piece alludes to the current financial crisis and the shared risk and
responsibility between lender, loan officer, individual and institution. Looking in
the window the viewer is able to see remnants from an intimate conversation. People
sit down in local banks every day all across the country over coffee, discussing
figures with someone. Maybe they’ve known this person for years; they share intimate
financial details, hopes, dreams, and plans for the future.