Robert Wechsler's Sculptures in Coins Series is Intricately Built

By: Jana Pijak - Mar 9, 2015
References: robertwechsler & fubiz.net
Robert Wechsler's coin sculptures are shaped to resemble molecules and atoms. The artist creates complex mathematical models using pennies, dimes and nickels, With names like "Money", "The Mendicant" and "Penny Molecule", it's no surprise that the sculptor's pieces have been displayed in reputable galleries and commissioned by publications like The New Yorker.

Using a saw as his tool, Robers molds his coin medium into square and circular forms. His coin sculptures take on the form of intricate models, reminding one of diagrams they would find inside of a science textbook.

When examining these art works at close range, their intricacies and dimensions are revealed while a look from a distance makes them almost appear as a two-dimensional image.