Dan Tague’s Folded Money Spells Out Messages

by Danny OldaPosted on

Artist Dan Tague reveals secret messages hidden in our money.  He carefully, almost obsessively, folds and refolds American paper money until the letters spell out specific phrases.  The mismatched letters resemble that of a collage or ransom note, but his photographs clearly depict folded monetary notes.  The messages that may in ways be hidden in daily life find a symbol in money.  As a representation of wealth, poverty, class, happiness and its pursuit, labor, and conflict money is replete with issues.  Tague has found a unique way of culling them to the surface.  Perhaps inane elsewhere, the sayings take on a special power in his folded work.

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