Page 34 – The Art of Money

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$2 Chinese Dragon by Won Park

Yesterday and today I have been busy doing all things money and tax related. Clearly, being of the artistic persuasion, money and what to do with it (apart from spend it), is not really something I am good at. Listing bills and receipts one after the other is like watching paint dry – dull and boring… boo… So I thought, why not have some fun with this? American artist Won Park most definitely has.

(By the way – Happy Chinese New Year! The year of the dragon is meant to be very auspicious for new businesses – good news for us!)

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$1 Butterfly by Won Park

Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This art tries to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and or creases. Preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper.

Won Park is a master of Origami. A practitioner of origami whose canvas is (mostly) the United States One Dollar Bill. By bending, twisting, and folding, Won Park creates life-like shapes from his origami money art.

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$1 Crab by Won Park

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$2 Spider by Won Park

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$1 Dolphin by Won Park

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$1 Baked Turkey by Won Park

Hilarious! Wonder what the ‘alive’ version would look like..?!

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$1 Scorpion by Won Park

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$1 Koi by Won Park

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$1 Praying Mantis by Won Park

There…. all my neat rows of receipts and bills suddenly take on new meaning… I now have row after row of little animals smiling back at me! Cool!

Hope they make you smile too.

GB x

PS – Check out The Design Files post today – beautiful Weekender house!

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