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Creative Currency Creations

 - Oct 26, 2008   Updated: Aug 9 2011
References: justinesmith.net & toxel
Effectively showcasing the physical beauty of money, these beautiful sculptures created using coins and banknotes are the work of London-based artist Justine Smith.

On her personal website, Smith describes her work as an exploration of our relationship with money and our response to it--politically, morally and socially.

The flower is my favorite piece. I particularly love the way in which the artist has incorporated the artwork on the banknote to enhance the beauty of the flower.

Implications - Money has a dual role: one, a representation of labor and hours worked, and two, it symbolizes the country's primary values and ideas. Currency is a great way to spread key concepts surronding national identity because of how prevalent it is.