Scott Campbell’s Skulls Made Out of US Currency

by Jane KenoyerPosted on


Scott Campbell is an artist and owner operator of Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn, New York. Along with running his own tattoo shop, which is often filled with celebrity clientele, Campbell creates stunning works of art. His recent laser cut sculptures depicting skulls are made out of US currency. These iconic images of skulls are dynamic metaphors that add to the ongoing dialogue concerning the sensitive relationship between art and capitalism and how they both fit into the contemporary art scene today. Campbell did not complete his degree as a biochemist at the University of Texas, instead he dropped out and moved to San Francisco, California in the 1990s where he gained the majority of this art education in a tattoo shop called Picture Machine. His primary clientele at the time were teenage gang members.