Why a Helena artist is dying his money blue–and giving it away

May 10, 2013

Artist Tim Holmes has been working as a professional artist since the 1970s, and he’s spent much of that time as a sculptor. He’s working in a different medium now, however–money.

Holmes is dying thousands of dollars of his own money blue and giving it away. He stamps each bill with the sentence “Based on the value of a clean world!”

Each bill also directs its recipient to the website

He hopes spreading the bills will prompt discussions about environmentalism.

Holmes will be giving away his blue bills, while supplies last, at his Helena studio at 446 N. Hoback Street at 9 AM on Saturday.