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."
Photo Credits: designboom, laurentickle