Have you ever imagined that the money that we use can be used to create stunning artworks? Yes, itâs true! Some creative people have used the money to come up with artworks that are simply amazing and unbelievable. At a time when we are concerned only about keeping our money safe in bank, these artists and sculptors deserve credit for using their creative skills to come up with pieces of art which are extraordinary. Here is a list of seven stunning examples of art made from money.
1. Make it Rain By Scott Camobell
Renowned tattoo artist Scott Campbell unveiled his art collection entitled âMake It Rainâ in 2009. The unique thing about this art collection put on exhibition at Miamiâs O.H.W.O.W. gallery was that it was made using dollar bills. Campbell, who hails from Brooklyn, has used laser technology to give different look to the one dollar bills. Some bills bear slogans, some have images of guns. Most of them bear the skulls, which is the trademark of Campellâs work. The â Make It Rainâ collection showed the world that we can use even a one dollar bill to create something which is priceless.
2. Money Sculptures by Justine Smith
London-based sculptor Justine Smith deserves credit for creating beautiful items using currency notes. Smith claims that she has practiced hard to master her art. She says that unlike other people who consider the currency notes as just a piece of paper, she considers them as an object which can be used to create stunning sculptors. Through her work, Smith tries to explore the relationship of humans with money and how we respond to money in every sense. Smith has exploited the physical beauty of the currency note brilliantly to create some sculptors named Austin Power, Collateral Damage, Bob, MI6 etc. All these sculptors showcase Smithâs hard work and her creative vision.
3. Moneygami â Origami from money
The concept of Origami is not new but the concept of Moneygami is definitely new and amazing. Some creative people have used the simple core concept and used their skills perfectly to come up with results that are extraordinary. The currency notes of different countries are folded in such a way that the resulting structure highlights the face of the leader which is there on the note. The leaderâs face is also given a unique garb or garb, which represents the culture of the country which uses that currency.
4. Dollar Collages by Latvian artist Irina Truhanova
Irina Truhanova, a 22-year-old Latvian artist, uses dollar bills to create collages which are very beautiful and unique. Her creation sells for a high price. Irina uses dollar bills to create different collages including face of leaders, celebrities etc. She has once created former Russian President Vladimir Putinâs face using the dollar bills.
5. Money Dress
You must have spent a fortune buying expensive dresses for yourself and your family but have you ever worn a dress made entirely of money? You can do this now. The money dress is the brainchild of fashion designer and stylist Anna Burns, who has designed this dress made using Â£50,000 worth of pound notes with textile designer Hannah Smith. This dress was first worn by ITN presenter Katie Derham when she came to launch her new TV show. This dress, which was created under round the clock security, uses 440xÂ£50 notes, 1.348x Â£20 notes, 48x Â£5 notes and 800 Â£1 coins. Three people helped Derham to wear this highly expensive and one of a kind dress.
6. Sean Diediker money portrait
Utah-based folk artist Sean Diediker uses money and his creative skills to make portraits. Sean has now become a famous name in the US with many clients ready to pay him a substantial amount of money to buy his artworks made using only money. One of the most famous creations of Sean is the portrait of media baron Donald trump, which has been created using $1 bills. Sean uses only dollar bills and then folds them strategically to create amazing portraits. Sean has created the portrait of Abraham Lincolm using $5 bills and for George Washingtonâs portrait. This talented artist has used $1 bills. Seanâs most expensive work so far is the portrait of former US president Andrew Jackson, which he has created using over $30,000 in $20 bills.
7. Billboards made of money
You must have seen billboards all across the roads and highways but the billboards made of money is something unique. This 20-foot billboard was unveiled in London recently. Made up of over 20,000 pennies, this billboard was put on display for only 30 minutes. Unveiled in New Oxford Street of London, this billboard was set up to advertise the 769,500-pence starting price of Chevroletâs new car Aveo.