Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mark Wagner's Dollar Bill Collages

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Brooklyn based artist and a co-founder of the Brooklyn Artists Alliance Mark Wagner makes these spectacular collages using glue, x-acto knife and mighty American dollar bills.

Artit's 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".

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“Liberty” 
It took one year and 1,121 dollar bills, that were then meticulously cut into 81,895 individual pieces, to make this piece.

2 comments :

K.N.Zs. said...

this is great!

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Annarack said...

These are so clever and beautiful