Not precise enough to be considered origami, but too deliberate to be dismissed a crumpled-up currency, Dan Tague's folded, twisted bills are subversive art that have been shocking the senses of those who are taking in his current show at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans.
We've all screwed around with dollar bills to make George Washington look like a mushroom, but Dan takes this to an extreme, turning U.S. greenbacks into political statements and social protest pieces. Some of the messages take a little time to emerge, but once you finally "get it," you can't helped but be impressed with his view, ingenuity...and sense of Surprise.
For example, the two above state "The End is Near" and "Trust No One...Liar." Still, my fave is this one, his take on the nation's favorite talent competition:
Wonder what Dan could do if he were strong enough to fold quarters, nickles and dimes... See his full collection by clicking here.