A Scissor Dancer cuts the Rug with the Long Green

Mark Wagner: Dollar Dances

dollar collage mwagner face 1

dollar collage mwagner apple

dollar collage mwagner face 2

door mwagner dollar collage

H/t to Susan Pinochet

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.

Mark Wagner

Wagner art at Pavel Zoubok Gallery

Full Fathom Five, 2008
Currency collage , 80 x 36 inches



4 responses to “A Scissor Dancer cuts the Rug with the Long Green

  1. This is what art is. Putting your self in a tinyer and tinyer box, imagining the most restrictive rule set possible and then blowing out of the box within the rules.

  2. WOW is right! Good find.

  3. The engraver William Blake would have appreciated these.

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