Aluminum cans aren’t just for drinking from or crushing on your forehead (please don’t try that at home), they’re apparently ideal for art. Japanese artist Makaon turns old soda and beer cans into sculptures and does a surprisingly good job at nailing likenesses. Working with the material isn’t for everyone because cut aluminum seems as sharp as glass, but if you have a vision and promise to wear thick gloves, start practicing. If you spend years working with the medium, you could be as good as Makaon.
The artist has made sculptures of what seems like everything. S/he’s tackled creatures like spiders and puppies and characters like Darth Vader and Olaf (do you wanna build a sculpture?), and all of them look both shiny and beautiful. For the most part, Makaon color coordinates all the creations so that Pikachu is mostly yellow and Totoro is gray. I can’t imagine how many cans must be stored in his/her workshop! And I sincerely hope donations come in from neighbors and friends so that one person isn’t drinking all the liquids to empty all of these cans. That doesn’t seem like it would end well.
More of Makaon’s work in the gallery – just look at that Unicorn Gundam!
Which of the sculptures is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.
HT: Laughing Squid