Cut-out banknotes

Green Economy

The work was commissioned by the New York Times to create this piece entitled Green Economy. The article, written by Paul Krugman, asks the main question, "Is it possible to make drastic cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions without destroying our economy?" To complement the New York Times informative article, Teruya cut these very precise nature designs that appear to be rising up out of variations of these thin, paper, international monetary notes. The leaves and buds sprout out of the surface of the money as a symbolic representation of our natural world existing in harmony with a prospering economy.

international paper notes