Jacqueline Lou Skaggs has a lot of patience, and quite an eye for detail.
Skaggs, a 48-year-old Queens, N.Y. resident, is the artist responsible for the 12 miniature works of art, each carefully hand-painted on discarded pennies she had found and used as her painting canvas.
But Skaggs' penny art collection titled " Tondi observations" is one of kind. She said these paintings were done in the early 1990s, and isn't sure she'd be able to do them now.
"I don't know that I could paint them again. I'm not a miniature artist, or generally a painter. I'm a conceptualist. Things are invented however is necessary for the idea," Skaggs told ABC News. "I was just on a mission with those works, and I was so interested in the discourse between the images and the coins. I was compelled to create them."
Skaggs often gets asked how long the miniature pieces of art took to create, but she explained there is no simple answer.
"I'd work on several at a time. So it's hard to say. Some imagesRead More »from Artist Uses Pennies As Her Canvas