01/18/2012 01:31 pm ET

Senseteam's Money Portraits Provoke Thought, Wonder (PHOTOS)

Chinese creative agency senseteam (site currently down) gave new meaning to the phrase "made of money" when they created a series of artworks using currency from all around the world.

The images resemble traditional Chinese embroidered patchworks and depict a variety of faces. There's a haunting intricacy about the pieces, typified by the foreboding eyeballs in the first image in the below slideshow.

Designboom reports that the images belie a greater truth than an immediate, anti-consumerism message and, rather, engage the viewer in a conversation about the fluidity of commerce and "the human, cultural foundation behind a given currency."

The posters have ben awarded a gold award at the Design for Asia Awards.

As always, check out the gallery below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Made Of Money


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