Money Pieces

How cool are these sculptures constructed from international bills? Canadian artist Kristi Malakoff skillfully folds, cuts, and pastes paper money from all over the world to create three-dimensional polygons. I’m envious of her talent and would just kill to have an oversized version for my bookshelf!

(via MyModernMet)

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  1. Yeah! Canadian artist in the house! Her work is so fantastic!
    She makes something beautiful out of something so mundane.
    Love this!

    xoxo
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  2. Mardi wrote:

    I LOVE these! I wonder how hard they would be to make? I don’t think I’m rich enough to try…

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  3. Becca wrote:

    So cool!

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  4. Pretty incredible!

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  5. helena wrote:

    wow, i cant understand how he makes these!!

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    Helena

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  6. So creative! And she’s Canadian…yay!

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  7. Nomadic D wrote:
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  8. sreebindu wrote:

    beautiful and dam creative loved it!
    xoxo

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  9. style-xyz wrote:

    they are awesome! I would like to have one 🙂

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  10. Lisa wrote:

    Wow the top one that mimics a flower bouquet is definitely my favorite!
    in dramatic fashion

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  11. Monica wrote:

    woww, thats amazinggg

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  12. Ambyr wrote:

    I’d kind of want to hand it over at a store to pay my bill, so chic (lol). I really love the spiked star one in the top row. Very cool.

    xoxo
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  13. Stop it. These are incredible!!

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  14. Amy wrote:

    Now that’s a clever way of giving someone “just money” for their birthday!

    xoxo,
    mon amy

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  15. Zane wrote:

    pretty work, love them all

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  16. Xeana wrote:

    Wow! These art object decorate any interior!

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  17. january wrote:

    wow they are completely gorgeous!
    january, x
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  18. Alison wrote:

    These are so great! And if you run out of money, you can simply take it apart! Love it 🙂

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  19. Sydney wrote:

    these are awesome!

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  20. Siret wrote:

    these origami balls are actually pretty easy, you just need a bit of patience. I have made the one that seems flowers, it’s called KUDUSAMA, you can try it with metalic paper or with the pages of an old atlas.

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  21. Elizabeth L wrote:

    Beautiful work! This is a form of origami called unit origami. Many pieces, or units, are created from the same set of folds. Pockets and tabs created within those units allow them to be assembled together into these gorgeous geometric structures. I’ve loved Tomoko Fuse’s book “Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations” since I was a kid! You can build many of these structures—at whatever scale you wish!—from that book (avail on Amazon or your fave local bookseller). Thanks for the post. 🙂

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  22. these are soo rad I love it! great addition to a home : )

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  23. Nataya wrote:

    Yes, i like this lampion origami, there is a lot of free tutorial you can get. i made by my self. but i’ve never thought to make it with this papaer, cool

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  24. Awesome! Where can I get one?

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  25. so awesome and stunning!

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  26. Great!!!!

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  27. How unique! (and beautiful)

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  28. lauri wrote:

    That would make a great graduation or birthday gift, as long as you didn’t have to cut any money.

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  29. Shelby wrote:

    Very creative! and they look really cool!

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