Cassette tape paintings

bobdylancassetteWhen cassette tapes break down, usually they get thrown in the trash (does anyone still use cassette tapes?  No, no one does).

Using discarded cassette tapes, Flikr artist Iri5 turns them into works of art in a series called, “Ghost in the Machine,” portraying various influential musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Ian Brown, and Jim Morrison.

The one above is of Bob Dylan, obvs, that”s part of a larger series of cassette tape paintings. You can buy a few of her pieces here and here.

I am an artist who specializes in using non traditional media… old books, cassettes, playing cards, magazines, credit cards… whatever I can find. It feels great to work with strange, older materials. Things that have a mind of their own. Most everything I use has been thrown away or donated at some point. Past its prime, like some of the finest things in the world.

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