This Example of Lauren Vanessa Tickle Art Turns Dollars into Brooches

By: Tia Clarke - Published: Feb 26, 2013 • References: laurentickle & designboom
Take a closer look at this Lauren Vanessa Tickle art and you'll realize that these elegant brooches are actually made from spliced up dollar bills. The American designer aims to re-imagine the value of currency through her bold jewelry collection 'Increased Value.'

To create the intricate bedazzled brooches, the artist had to meticulously cut and re-assemble the dollar bills in a painstaking way. By presenting the money in a new context, the artist has stripped traditional meanings from currency.

The artist Lauren Vanessa Tickle says on her site of her work: "My work is an experiment in the concepts of value and adornment... My work takes underlying materialism and makes it explicit, imploring evaluation from all sides in each social context."

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