Money Talks!
Inked|November 2018
Money Talks!

Chad Daly is a SOCAL artist that uses worldwide currencies to make social and political comments about the world around him.

Paul Gambino

The art coming out of Daly’s studio is a combination of ancient origami, currency engraving and modern, high tech engineering. Here the three come together to create works of art that have part of their social message literally embedded into the work’s medium. Daly, who has a collector’s interest in currency from an early age, uses paper money found in circulation from across the globe from the last 75 years — sometimes the currency inspires his piece and sometimes the piece is inspired by the currency. Either way Daly’s work is right on the money.

How did you come to live and work in Southern California by way of South Africa?

I immigrated with my parents at an early age to Southern California with hopes of a brighter future.

How did the Money Origami project begin?


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November 2018