Nature – Paper Sculptures by Justine Smith

orchid-2012Orchid -2012

Paper has always been a primary material in the work of Justine Smith. Her current work is concerned with the concept of money and how it touches almost every aspect of our lives. She is interested in money as a conduit of power and also in the value systems with which we surround it. On a physical level a banknote is just a piece of paper, but it is what a banknote actually represents that is central to Smith’s work. Through her collages, prints and sculptures she examines our relationship with money in a political, moral and social sense, whilst also exploiting the physical beauty of the notes.

She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums internationally. Notable collections include the British Council, The British Library, and the UK Government Art Collection along with many international corporations, financial institutions and private collections. She lives and works in London.


specimen-pteridium-aquilinum-iiSpecimen Pteridium II

dandilion-2012Specimen Taraxacum Officinale I

snowdropThe Calculation of Loss


specimen2Specimen (II) Poppy

specimen3Specimen (III) Kimilsungia

specimen4Specimen (IV) Turkmenistan

specimen5Specimen (V) Libya

specimen6Specimen (VI) Saudi Arabia

specimen-anemone-nemorosaSpecimen Anemone Nemorosa

specimen-papaver-rhoeasSpecimen Papaver Rhoeas

ferns-untitledSpecimen Pteridium I

specimen-taraxacum-officinale-iiSpecimen Taraxacum Officinale II

specimen-viola-blandaSpecimen Viola Blanda

specimen-viola-odorataSpecimen Viola Odorata

wild-poppy-2011Wild Poppy


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