"Live free or die" written using folded dollar bills
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Folding dollars bills to make money talk

Artist Dan Tague's experience during Hurricane Katrina inspired his work folding dollar bills in intricate ways to spell out political statements.

Dan Tague may not be the first artist to point out the central role money plays in American politics and culture, but few have used the currency itself to illustrate their argument so effectively.

After his studio was ruined by the flooding which devastated New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Tague had a lot of time on his hands.

He used that time and those hands to start folding dollar bills - and in doing so came across a new way of both expressing his frustration and making a political statement.

Produced by the BBC's Bill McKenna with assistance from Felicia Barr