Heart Collage

This clever currency collage is made by artist, Mark Wagner 

Mark Wagner, originally from the Midwest, is a Brooklyn based artist who writes and makes books in addition to his collages. His statement on his currency collages is as follows: 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. (from collabcubed.com)

Collage Anatomy Currency
Twin Temples of the Heart (detail), 2006
Currency collage on panel
15 x 12 inches

Click here for another example of an artist using currency with some anatomical references. (Scott Campbell)

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