Evan Wondolowski is creating amazingly detailed portraits of well known people out of paper strips from shredded U.S. Federal Reserve Notes. Wondolowski starts with a sketch of his model on a newsprint and then glues each shred of currency piece by piece before adding a little vine charcoal to increase contrast. Inspired by the Zeitgeist film series, his work is all about money and its relationship to the individual. We all depend on acquiring money in order to survive, but few of us have ever considered the nature of money.
All images © Evan Wondolowski