Money Talks!

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Art, with a Message

Words by: Paul Gambino

Photos by: Chad Daly

The art coming out of Daly’s studio is a combination of ancient origami, currency engraving and modern, high tech engineering. Here the three come together to create works of art that have part of their social message literally embedded into the work’s medium. Daly, who has a collector’s interest in currency from an early age, uses paper money found in circulation from across the globe from the last 75 years — sometimes the currency inspires his piece and sometimes the piece is inspired by the currency. Either way Daly’s work is right on the money.

Inked Magazine, Political Art, Chris Daley