Many detectorists will no doubt view the complex geometric forms made from coins notched and joined together as another kind of oddity. But what artist Robert Wechsler has done is to assemble an incredible assortment of ‘sculptures’ using pound coins, pennies and dimes and also coins from other countries.
Robert was commissioned by The New Yorker magazine to create the coin designs for a themed article they were doing on money. The fractal-like shapes were created using a jeweller’s saw to cut the notches and then linked together to create the fascinating variety of shapes and patterns, some of which are shown here. You can see more of his work at robertwechsler.com
We all use currency on a daily basis. Through his work, Robert invites us to look at metal and paper forms with a different perspective, from fresh, shiny, and new, to aged and completely worn. Perhaps his work will inspire you to be just a little more creative with all those Victorian pennies you find. 🙂
I thank Robert for permission to use these images in my articles. Also special thanks to photographer Robert Wedemeyer for the super pictures. This post has been adapted from one originally published in The UK Searcher magazine
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