Thursday, May 19, 2011

Women's Giant Using It to Make 84,000 Coins Coins

Wander Matrich, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, spent three months creating a giant sculpture made coins than 84,000 coins.


The story of how this woman managed to create unique works of art that was started in 2006, when Matrich and his family are going through a very difficult time. She had just divorced, lost her home to foreclosure and is the mother of two daughters, unemployment was 6 and 9 years old. He really saved every penny and children camped in their piggy bank contents, for help in times of trouble. These coins are stored in a plastic water jug, and even after Wander finally found a job, he took $ 20 from each salary, turning it into coins and continue to fill it.


Things began to look Wander and his family, but although he eventually switched to a savings account, he kept all the money, as a reminder of how his property has been turned. Then, in 2010, he decided to use a small fortune coin to enter the competition ArtPrize Grand Rapids. he began to choose carefully coin (discard that have scratches, marks or paint on the coin) and placed into a wooden frame, in the form of a giant coin. Even local banks involved in the event, offers a brand new coin from U.S. Mint, so that he can create it.


He works 10-14 hours a day, for three months, but the end result is stunning, and this self-taught artist successfully ranked sixth of the hundreds of participants ArtPrize contest, and attracted the attention of Ripley's Believe It or Not, which recently obtained a giant coin. It is composed than 84,000 coins with 22 tube adhesive, measuring 8 feet in diameter and 10 feet tall, and weighs approximately 1,200 pounds.



"Art is the only way I could tell a mass of people my story, I wanted to share the message that anyone can do this, you just have to start somewhere. What is important is not how much you do, but how much you save" Wander Matrich said Ripley's.

I have seen a large coin artwork before, but this is probably the most impressive, especially since it is supported by such inspiring stories.
source:http://ceriwis.us/showthread.php?t=277725