These Sculptures Recreate Victorian Museum Displays with Shredded Money

By: David Ingram - Nov 2, 2015
References: faithistorment & hypebeast
London-based sculptor and artist Justine Smith uses shredded currency to recreate traditional Victorian museum floral displays.

Smith uses paper as the primary material in her work, and lately has focused on the relationship money has on the aspects of people's lives. These plant sculptures are made from different shredded bank notes from around the world that are then encased for display in glass domes that would often be found in Victorian museums from the 19th century.

Each of the plant sculptures are named using Latin titles and also often incorporate actual plants and insects to help blur the line between the natural and artificial world. Each sculpture and its array of different colorful bank notes plays with the concept of what we deem objects to be worth, and our own personal relationship to money and commerce.