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art from recycled cassette tape and other stuff
April 24, 2010 9:26 AM   Subscribe

Oscar Wilde in his own words. Beethoven in his notes. Jerry Garcia in his cassette tape. Fernando Valenzuela made entirely out of the innards of a single baseball. Erika Iris Simmons does amazing things with old cassette tape, playing cards, books etc. Her Flickr stream and website.
posted by nickyskye (13 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
The placement of the rest of the baseball in the Valenzuela one makes it look disturbingly like a makeshift codpiece.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:48 AM on April 24, 2010


Makeshift Codpiece is the name of my Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:50 AM on April 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


I like her cassette tape portraits of musicians - Hendrix, Dylan, etc. The Beatles are so recognizable even without their faces.
posted by Jaltcoh at 10:13 AM on April 24, 2010


These are great, thanks for posting!
posted by LooseFilter at 10:25 AM on April 24, 2010


The placement of the rest of the baseball in the Valenzuela one makes it look disturbingly like a makeshift codpiece.

Sounds like that Jesus painting could use her help, then.
posted by inigo2 at 10:27 AM on April 24, 2010


Jerry!
posted by fixedgear at 10:28 AM on April 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


The placement of the rest of the baseball in the Valenzuela one makes it look disturbingly like a makeshift codpiece.

He looks like he has elephantiasis.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:16 AM on April 24, 2010


iri5's flickr stream includes "The Making" of Wilde in several photos
posted by will wait 4 tanjents at 11:54 AM on April 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


the Beethoven one is mindblowing! thanks for the post
posted by mannequito at 12:21 PM on April 24, 2010


Before I clicked, i was all like "isn't pretty much everything Oscar Wilde wrote basically 'Oscar Wilde in his own words'?" and then i was all like "oh".
posted by empath at 5:33 PM on April 24, 2010


Gorgeous stuff.
posted by Edgewise at 8:29 PM on April 24, 2010


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posted by DU at 4:50 AM on April 26, 2010


I'm a collage artist and I admire the hell out of this kind of precision. Holy fuck, my fingers cramp just looking at it. AMAZING.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 12:41 PM on April 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


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