Frank Buckley builds a house of shredded notes

January 25th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Dublin, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A jobless artist in Ireland has built a home with 1.4 billion Euros of shredded notes. Frank Buckley got the notes from the Irish treasury and he argues that his work is meant to show the emotions that the country had when they joined in the use of the single European currency.

Ireland experienced major construction shortly after the introduction of the single currency but the country recently woke up to stark realization with a bust. The IMF had to intervene to prevent the country from going the way of Greece.

Buckley told local newsmen that, “It’s a reflection of the whole madness that gripped us…”People were pouring billions into buildings now worth nothing,” he said. “I wanted to create something from nothing.”

He apartment which Buckley calls his “billion-euro home” is built in the lobby of an office building in Dublin. The structure has been vacant since it was built about four years ago.

Buckley has been living in his structure since December. He has split from his wife and plans to add a kitchen to the “billion-euro home.”

Buckley is rooting for the European politicians to save the euro currency but he was quick to add that if that fails, he will gladly accept the defunct notes and build more structures with them.

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