Riiko Sakkinen | A4 Drawings | There Is Nothing Charming in Poverty
There Is Nothing Charming in Poverty
October - November 2013, Beirut
A4 (29,7 x 21,0 cm)
Watercolor, pencil, color pencil, ballpoint pen and felt-tip pen on paper
i The image is from a pound cake product sold in Lebanon.

Pound cake refers to a type of cake traditionally made with a pound of each of four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar.

Lebanese pound is the official currency unit of Lebanon although US dollars are used also. Pound's value is kept stable relative to the dollar. Either Lebanese pounds or US dollars are accepted everywhere, and it is common to pay in dollars but receive change in pounds

Estimated 28% of the Lebanese people lives below poverty line ($2,500). The estimation does't include Palestinian and Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon.
Tags: Lebanon, pound, dollar, cake, poverty, economy