The concept of money art may seem a little bit strange, but it can actually say tons about our constant focus on the all-mighty dollar and Philippe Pétremant creates complex works of art using bank notes as his primary material.
Taking currency from all over the world, Pétremant then folds them into portrait-like portions that use the features of the various figures that are emblazoned on the bills to create a completely unique image. To hold the currency in place, the artist uses paper clips and nothing more.
As I mentioned above, creating money art helps to alleviate some of the stress that the man-made stuff can cause; instead of worrying too much about not having enough, Pétremant's creations help us remember that it's only paper.
Intricately Folded Currency Creations
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Philippe Pétremant Creates Complex Works of Money Art
Published: Feb 20, 2013 • References: notcot.org