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What is the Value of a Dollar

Medium: Multi-media collage on plastic canvas 
Dimensions: 31in x 26in W and 29 in H 

“What is the value of a dollar” art piece is a work of visual criminology showcasing the societal devastation of the War on Drugs in the 1990s. The war on drugs caused an innumerable amount casualty’s throughout the black community from then till now. All of the war on drugs casualties are traced back to the average American's economic degradation, especially in the black community. 
Hence the question posed by the piece What is the value of a dollar?

The war on drugs and its proliferation of mass incarceration has cost the U.S more financially than it has gained. In addition to this, the War on drugs policies did nothing to reduce crime. In fact, it can be said that the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 caused more crime and violence- both institutional and informal by funding more police- thus creating more anxiety-induced violence on the streets. That being said, it is time we examine how the policies of the War on Drugs caused our current state of being, and what corrective action needs to be taken going forward. 
This is how the value of a dollar art piece fits into the televised revolution art exhibition framework. “What is the value of a dollar” art piece posing the first question of any attempt at policy change, what is the relationship between our societal value of a dollar and our societal value of life?