Intricate Collages Made From Strips of Cash

You might cringe when you recognize the materials artist Chad Person used for his series of collages, Here There Be Monsters: each piece is made up of strips cut from US bank notes, intricately assembled to create a striking images of monstrous figures. “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,” Person explains to Faith is Torment. “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.” Take a look at the collages after the jump.

Image credit: Chad Person
Image credit: Chad Person