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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 25, June 21, 2009, Article 29

FEATURED WEB PAGE: MARK WAGNER’S CURRENCY COLLAGES

This week's Featured Web Page is recommended by Ron Guth. Instead up cutting up literature, Mark Wagner’s Currency Collages are made of cut-up U.S. currency. These artworks are very imaginative and cleverly done. Check them out!

“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.”



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www.bextim.com/mark-wagners-currency-collages.html



Wayne Homren, Editor

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