The Loaded Currency of Scott Campbell

Making art using the iconic image of the US $1 dollar bill is something that has obviously interested me for some time now.  Appropriating this design automatically makes a statement about the country, consumer culture, and many other themes which can be highlighted depending on what you do with the image.

While I have made a piece of art based on the dollar, artist Scott Campbell has created an entire series of work made out of actual dollar bills.  These pieces are superbly crafted and contain powerful imagery, much of it religious.  Check out more of Campbell's work over at Monster Casserole and draw your own conclusions.

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