What do you do to an empty box or tin? Do you turn it into a vase? A place to put your knick-knacks in? How about into a musical instrument? Take look at what Brooklyn-based artist Barry Rust does to his collection, after the jump!
If keeping a certain item’s box or tin just because they look really nice is a crime, then consider me guilty. One of the problems of this habit however, is finding a place where put them or even a practical use for them aside from well, decoration.
Although I suppose that Brooklyn-based Barry Rust does not have this problem. For more than five years, he has taken colorful and fun-looking cookie tins and cigar boxes and turned them into banjos and ukuleles(!).
Most recently, Rust, along with hundreds of other Brooklyn-bred artists, showcased their wares in the Brooklyn Museum’s GO Brooklyn event.
Those instruments look pretty sweet, don’t they? What do you guys think?