Dollar Bill Collages by Mark Wagner

15 Jun 2009, 10:46pm

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Mark Wagner is an artist who understands the hidden beauty in the often overlooked one dollar bill. He manages to take the great features of the American dollar bill and cuts them up and rearranges the pieces into incredible art pieces. (He even takes meticulous notes on each project. Seriously.)

“The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America. Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it-reproducing the effects of tapestries, paints, engravings, mosaics, and computers-striving for something bizarre, beautiful, or unbelievable… the foreign in the familiar.”

This man really knows his way around an xacto knife that is for sure…

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I recommend going to his site to check ’em all out and wreck an hour or so like I did.

(via kickthebobo on Twitter)

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by msyvon  |   7 Jul 2009, 5:36pm  |  

wow. stunning work.

i am resisting the urge to click on that link, though. TEMPTER!
i am still at work, after all.

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