Money is material – Mark Wagner

His artwork provokes reactions. He uses money as a material for his work, to be more precise he uses one dollar bills. That little piece of paper that is probably the most printed ‘publication’ in the world. That little piece that we all need and that we all stress about from time to time. His name is Mark Wagner and he’s here to make you think.

His collages start with destruction. He has to cut the bill into pieces before he can turn it into something new. His work touches the topics related to the currency like the issue of the division of wealth and the issue of American identity. The fact that he chose to make his art out of dollar paper makes controversies and raises people’s curiosity. But, if you want to talk about the American dream and the problems of modern society what better material to use than the symbol of it all?

You can read more about Mark Wagner on his website and also help the Kickstarter project he is involved in here.

Doina Tatu

Doina Tatu is a co-founder of The Smoke Detector, social media manager, writer, art lover, dog-petter, music listener.


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