Art Of Money
Justine Smith is an artist with a unique talent. She plays with money to create her art. A well known collage artist, Justine recently moved to making art using the banknote and knife. Her work as an exploration of our relationship with money and our response to it, in a political, moral and social sense, while exploiting the physical beauty of the note. For the artist, a banknote is not only an abstract representation of our labour, but the imagery depicted on it also symbolises the ideas and ideals of a given country’s culture and the society that its people live in. ‘Money Map of the World’ compounds many of Smith’s ideas relating to money. This piece of work took seven months to produce and is made up of banknotes from every country in the world. Smith’s series of flowering plant sculptures and gun sculptures investigate the ideas of extinction, corruption and the impact of power and money on an individual. Discover more here.