Robert Weschler Turns Thousands of American Pennies Into Colossal Cash Cubes

December 20, 2012 by  
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Robert Wechsler constructed his Mendicant sculptures from thousands of U.S. pennies — artifacts which he says are a symbol of American culture. Despite the fact that they are incredibly common (50 billion are in circulation), Wechsler says that the traditional penny is as much a monument to the nation as the Statue of Liberty. By transforming the legal tender into  sculptures , the artis explores not only its functionality but its value. Read the rest of Robert Weschler Turns Thousands of American Pennies Into Colossal Cash Cubes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green art , monetary sculptures , penny sculpture , re-used materials , robert weschler , sustainable artwork , the mendicant

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Robert Weschler Turns Thousands of American Pennies Into Colossal Cash Cubes

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