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Mint Slideshow: Money Sculptures

 

To most of us, money is a part of every-day life used for goods and services we need, want or enjoy — but dollars and cents are hardly meant to be enjoyed in themselves.

London-based paper artist Justine Smith begs to differ. Through her sculptures, Ms. Smith says she examines our relationship with money in a political, moral and social sense, all the while exploiting the physical beauty of the notes. What might seem an ordinary item to most people, she sees as an opportunity to create something unique. Here, we give you 12 of Ms. Smith’s works of art (all images are republished with her permission). You can find photos of more sculptures, collages and prints on Ms. Smith’s website. Enjoy.