Art Crush: Scott Campbell – Skulls, Bones And Dollar Bills

Love me some skull & bones on a day like today, so in the spirit of one of our favorite holidays of the year – Halloween – we’re crushing hard on Brooklyn-based Scott Campbell‘s “Cut Currency.” How much would you spend for burnt money in the name of art? When producing this series, Campbell sourced an obscene amount of uncut sheets of dollars directly from the United States Mint to create large sculpture-like pieces with a sunken relief effect. For instance, he used $11,000 worth of dollar bills to create a two-foot cube into which a spooky 3D skull is carved-out. Let’s just say he took a pricey bet, and the results are striking:

His other designs include skulls, flowers, religious iconography and other symbols pertaining to his tattoo work. Heavy, and impressive!


A Midweek Meditation on Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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