Friday, July 31, 2009

Art Made with the Dollar

Yesterday I was browsing the web looking for some cool images for inspiration when I came across the artist Mark Wagner. Mark did a in series which he took the Dollar and transformed into stunning pieces of artwork. He called it Collage With Currency and here is his statement:

The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America. Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it-reproducing the effects of tapestries, paints, engravings, mosaics, and computers-striving for something bizarre, beautiful, or unbelievable... the foreign in the familiar.

Here are a few examples from his site Smoke In My Dreams All images ⓒ Mark Wagner. Click to enlarge.

I highly recommend you taking the time and check out the rest of his Collage With Currency. These are just a few examples of the great work he has done. Click here to see the rest of his work.

I just hope that we do not have inflation one day where we use the US currency for other reason than the exchange for productive abilities of man, and every once and while some art ;). Let me know what you think of Mark Wagner's art? You guys have a great weekend!

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