Money collage is all the rage now, from the politically charged works of Chad Person to the amazing 3D carvings of Scott Campbell. Yet artist Rodrigo Torres One major thing is different about these works: his canvas is not just the green American dollar. Rodrigo Torres world money collage is made from international currencies. The effect is quite striking and beautiful, because the currency is multi-colored with designs unfamiliar to many eyes.
Created by artist Rodrigo Torres, the bills are as diverse as the Mexican peso, the now defunct Greek drachma and the Chinese yuan. When recently asked about his process, he had this to say:
“I am using to starting with some object that i find, and i try to intervene in a way that has something to do with the fabrication process of that object. For example, in banknotes, i make some interventions with the stylus, very meticulously, because it has to do with the work of the engraver, what he has done there.”
Check Rodrigo Torres flickr for more of his work.
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