Modular Origami Made From Foreign Currency
by Chaunce Dolan on Monday, April 9th, 2012
Canadian visual artist Kristi Malakoff has created a unique modular origami collection using unusual forms of paper: foreign currency. While traveling abroad she collected all sorts of different types of currency and decided that it would be a great paper type when building origami pieces.
Here is a list of the different countries whose currency she used: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Iraq, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Yugoslavia, and Zambia. As you can see from her collection, the use of foreign currency makes for some unique visual textures and vivid colors. What an inspiring idea. She also has quite a wide range of mediums that she has worked with that you can see on her site.