We Make the Treasure by Paul Ramirez Jonas
Published: August 5, 2014
Total Running Time: 00:03:13
What is the value of something lost—and then found again? Artist Paul Ramirez Jonas installed this art piece as part of Over the Water, the Exploratorium's series of large installations interacting with the Bay. We Make the Treasure Together suggests the Beeswing, a schooner that sank in the Bay in the 1800s with all its cargo. Intended for interaction with the public, the piece raises questions about how we assign value to objects, including those from our own history.