Apr 11 2012 6:00pm

This Kraken Is Made Entirely Out of Money

TaxCut art series by Chad Person

The above collage of a kraken is made entirely out of cut up American currency, reconfigured into illustrations by artist Chad Person as part of his “TaxCut” series. (The money used is itself deducted as a tax expense.)

The series is part of a larger artistic direction/lifestyle choice that Person is focused on, as previous to this he spent years constructing a sculptural apocalypse-ready survival shelter to survive the “collapse of civilization” dubbed the Resource Exhaustion Crisis Evacuation Safety Shelter. (i.e. RECESS). You can read more about both projects on his site.

Stubby the Rocket is the mascot of and should figure out what its acronym means one of these days.

Ian B
1. Greyfalconway
Lol, I may be mistaken but isn't cutting up american currancy a federal crime? I doubt they'd actually care, but... lol. It certainly looks nice though.
Alex Fordman
2. Alex Fordman
Greyfalconway is right, it really is. You can find out more about it in this article (according to Title 18, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code, which sets out crimes related to coins and currency). Moreover, there’s a certain “entertainment” in burning money (different reasons, usually, as a propaganda), which has already had some negative consequences. Not only in the US, by the way. Overall, it appears a unique and very unusual application of US currency. Not only does it a piece of art with an explicit message (because we all know what Kraken is), but also a very profitable form of “investment”. Literally, this money input into art can bring some very good revenue. As for the US legislation about money implication in various fields, probably, Title 18, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code can pass off this very case.

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