Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Penny Saved

"Kisses and Ghosts, 1951"

"Field of Sleeping Peasants, 1971"

"The Plastic Magician, 1984 "

What a great idea from Artist Jacqueline Lou Skaggs. She painted the faces of twelve pennies. I love seeing the beautiful artwork on such a miniature scale. Here's what she has to say about her collection:

"These pictures pay homage to, not only, the binding ideologies that define our family, religious, social and political worlds- but also to the resonating mythological powers of traditional painting and miniature picture making... on the face of discarded coins these iconic images transcend the coins value while, to some extent, defacing it."

Check out the rest of the collection here.

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