Artist/ Melissa Vass

Ruislip Manor, United Kingdom

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Melissa Vass


My work is about value and the contradiction in what is deemed to be of value within today's society. I am interested in people's perception of value and the inconsistency of people's thoughts and attitudes towards what is precious. Coins are my chosen theme because they hold a great deal of potential and interest. To me coins are not just a form of currency but also a raw material which I can manipulate to form my ideas. I find it interesting that instead of using money to purchase other materials you can use money as a material in its own right. What remains interesting to me are the markings placed on a coin. The markings make the coin creditable, without the markings a coin is a piece of metal with no worth.

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Coin Band ring
Maltese coin ring
Queens head Brooch
Queens head ring

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