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About the Artist of the Month Program / Application
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Who doesn't like money?! This month we have a very unique artist that I think you will all appreciate - Marc Sky the Dollar Artist. He can turn a dollar (or two) into amazing things - inlcuding the epic battle between Anakin vs. Obi-Wan. Check out the images below to see which of your favorite movie characters he can do - and be sure to check out his website for many more characters, including Jesus, Moses, Homer Simpson, many animals and personal messages. Enjoy!

If you are an artist and would like to be considered for the Artist of the Month program, please email me at [email protected]. See you again next month!

Alien Queen / Yoda

Darth Vader / Winged Dragon

Artist's Bio - Marc Sky

The Art of Money - Where most people see a dollar bill as currency to be spent, Marc Sky sees it a work of art, waiting to be formed. Since his teenage years, he has been folding and sculping bills into unusual eye-catching models. He has created over a hundred unique and intricate sculptures out of them, all for view and sale on his website,

His favorite moments are when peoples eyes light up at seeing what artforms an ordinary dollar bill takes, from kittens and puppy dogs to human figures, initials, names, religious symbols and famous icons, including King Kong atop the Empire State Building.

When asked about the process of creating money art, Marc says, "I try to take the intricate images, patterns and swirls on the bill and create eyes and faces, then sculpt the rest of the body. I don't think the original engravers designed it with that in mind."

"What's fascinating is that if it's creased in a certain spot, I can get the face of a cute kitten. But if I crease it a fraction of an inch higher, it becomes the face of a vicious Tyrannosaurus Rex."

The paper that money is made of is actually more cloth than paper. "It's main ingredients are cotton, linen and flax strands," he says. That's why paper money in your pants pocket doesn't fall apart when you accidently put it in the washing machine. It also makes a wonderful medium for sculpting."

In addition to his website, Marc shows and sells his work locally and at exhibits, as well as creating dollar sculptures for people at social events. In his spare time, he likes to cook and doesn't go out to restaurants that much.

"But," he adds, "when I do go out to eat, I leave some interesting tips..."

For more information, please visit the website: 

UFO Guy / Righwraith / Shrek

Batman / Anakin vs. Obi-Wan / King Kong

We hope you enjoyed the money melding skills of Marc Sky!

We've received numerous submissions for the program so far, but I am always eager to see more! It seems there are a lot of talented people out there. The program is open to artists of all kinds - painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers and even performance artists. Professional or amateur. If you're interested in sharing your art with the world, or receiving more information about this program, please contact Sarah Hunt or click on the link below. See you again next month with another great artist!

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