Scratch Art: U.S. Dollars Sculpted Into Incredible Works


Where art is concerned, is the medium as important as the message? In his 2011 exhibition Noblesse Oblige, tattoo artist Scott Campbell explores some unconventional materials that call into question our perceptions of that unique relationship. His series of carvings made of uncut U.S. currency throw together unparalleled opulence (wasting money) and working-class imagery.

 

Campbell’s history as a tattoo artist shows through in the images he carves into huge stacks of American money. Relying heavily on skulls, skeletons, butterflies and other pictures that would be at home in the pages of a flash book in a tattoo studio, these unusual sculptures are truly a study in differences.

These pieces, with their tattoo art sensibilities and the over-the-top abundance of their materials, present a strange type of experience for fine art lovers. Much like the artists who paint with their own blood or box up their own excrement, the medium changes the message.

Read more over here: Via weburbanist

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  1. I use a tattoo design gallery that offers around 5K patterns to choose from. They are definitely top quality. You are also able to blend several tattoos into the one that you want. You can decide on the tattoo that you want, print it out, and bring it with you to your tattoo artist. You can search the database here http://tattoo.ncsall.org/


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