Here There Be Monsters: Currency Collage by Chad Person
Illustrations using cut US banknotes.
The decision to make the images out of money came from numerous sources. I have come to understand that I will likely spend the majority of my time and the majority of my life's income making uncommissioned art objects. I love the idea that people outside of the art-making community would consider this wasteful. The technique involved here serves exactly that same purpose. While the concept of spending a few hundred or a few thousand dollars to produce an image no one has asked me to produce, might seem meaningful; the more important aspect of this work, to me, is demonstrated in the intricate process.