Dirty Money is part of my ongoing hand woven, mixed media series, The Money Weavings. The series incorporates a variety of materials, in addition to yarn -- notably shredded one-hundred-dollar bills, US currency.
My fine art is often an expression of social commentary. The use of non traditional materials gives voice to my vision. Dirty Money is hand woven on a complex floor loom. I used cotton and linen yarns, uypcycled plastic trash bags, and thouseands of dollars' worth of shredded currency.
Don't worry, it is legally sourced from the Federal Reserve Bank, new, nice and crispy. We wonder why it was shredded. No you cannot spend it.
Dirty Money speaks to the current political-economic-environmental-societaly systems in a textural manner that exudes mystique and intrigue.
All components are hand woven into the body of the work simultaneously. Nothing is added later. It was woven on a loom over a period of time (weaving takes weeks, months to produce). It is a unique statement piece.
This artwork is 16" wide by 28" long. Famed, ready to hang.
See companion piece, Tied Up in Red Tape, listed and sold separately.
by Pamela Palma Designs