Art about money

In 2014 I started to study money in conceptual as well as practical terms.

This led to developing an alternate identity as a personal finance blogger, but also to wanting to find a way to integrate my disparate fields of interest into my artwork. Money as a concept is utterly fascinating, as it sends out so many barbed roots into our collective consciousness, informing us as to what is valuable and shaping (or skewing) our morality – but it also makes perfect sense that I would turn to examining another ‘shortcode’ for power.


Just mention money and you’ll be misunderstood by most people – your motives may seem fishy and your cred as a serious artist be called into question. Yet this is exactly why art about money is so powerful and unsettling.


Here are some more posts about art and money:


Foreign Exchange: Creating My Own Artist’s Currency

Art and Money

Need To Earn: A Basic Income Artwork


Promise 12/25. Screen print on Lloyds Bank cheque, 2017. | Screen printed cheque





Pewter coin by Lee Devonish. Artist's Proof obverse
Pewter coin obverse – artist’s proof.
Pewter coin by Lee Devonish. Artist's Proof reverse.
Pewter coin reverse – artist’s proof