Thursday

Currency Collage - The Art of Mark Wagner

Mo' money! I came across Mark Wagner's work today quite by accident and was surprised I hadn't seen it before, especially given my leanings toward paper art and specifically, currency. No matter, I'm just happy I found him now. His site his laden with cool collages made from one dollar bills and, this time, there's no laser cutting involved. This from his site:

"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."
link via ackackack

3 comments:

  1. What Mark creates is outstanding, and I am very proud of my younger brother.

    12of13

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  2. 12of13,

    No doubt! Mark's stuff is incredible! Thanks for the comment.

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  3. For more currency collage please visit: www.alternatingcurrency.com

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