Most Of Us Walk Over Pennies In The Street. This Girl Picks...

Most Of Us Walk Over Pennies In The Street. This Girl Picks Them Up And Creates A Masterpiece.

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This small body of twelve tiny works by New York-based artist Jacqueline Lou Skaags consist of images painted on discarded pennies she found on sidewalks. Inspired by the works of the 17th century Dutch masters, Jacqueline has incredibly managed to turn the unpopular coins into tiny circular canvases with incredible detail. By defacing the pennies, she adds value and beauty to something that would otherwise have close to none. Here are the 12 tiny oil paintings, along with the year of the discarded penny:

Through Carelessness He Loses His Cow – Penny from 1944

Through Carelessness He Loses His Cow - Penny from 1944

Kisses and Ghosts – Penny from 1951

Kisses and Ghosts - Penny from 1951

Venus Dreams – Penny from 1963

Venus Dreams - Penny from 1963

Field of Sleeping Peasants – Penny from 1971

Field of Sleeping Peasants - Penny from 1971

Abe”s Millennium – Penny from 1973

The Still Life – Penny from 1976

The Still Life - Penny from 1976

Four Witches Stand – Penny from 1978

Four Witches Stand - Penny from 1978

The Baptistery – Penny from 1980

The Baptistery - Penny from 1980

A Pile of Burnt Wood – Penny from 1983

A Pile of Burnt Wood - Penny from 1983

The Plastic Magician – Penny from 1984

The Plastic Magician - Penny from 1984

The Last Supper Table – Penny from 1990

The Last Supper Table - Penny from 1990

The Unburning Bush – Penny from 1992

The Unburning Bush - Penny from 1992

These amazing little works of art bring a whole new meaning to the expression “pretty penny.” Next time you walk over a discarded penny, maybe you should pick it up. There”s potential in everything. Please visit Jaqueline”s Web site and share this article with others if you liked it.