Artists cut, paint, stack, carve and weld coins. They fold and embroider paper bills. Let’s learn about the ways artists creatively reuse money – coins and bills.
This is 100th episode of the Trashmagination podcast, and my husband suggested we celebrate this milestone episode by talking about coins and bills because the word for 100 is French is “cent” and also means penny.
You can listen to my podcast episode on creative reuse of money in this YouTube video. It originally aired in May 2020.
What Happens to Damaged Money?
In the United States, people send damaged money to the Mutilated Currency Division of the Federal Reserve. Check out some of the fun stories about daily life working in that office.
Carving and Engraving Coins
Hobo nickels – popular sculpture form that involves carving coins
How to Cut and Engrave Coins
Make a Penny Table or Floor
Welding or Connecting Coins Together
Incorporating Coins into Other Materials
Origami Paper Money
Embroidered Paper Money
Games to Play
Coin Football and Hockey