CANtern hand-cut Luminaries (made from cans)

Craft & Design


I really like these can-art light sculptures from artist John T Unger, great re-use/recycle of old cans… – “What I enjoy about making the CANtern luminaries is the way they allow me to think in the exact opposite way I do when I make fences or sculpture… When you’re welding steel together, all the lines need to meet and be attached to one another. With the luminaria, the lines can’t meet or the whole piece is cut out and falls apart. Working in both styles allows me to explore more deeply the relationship of positive and negative space. Also, because even the most intricate designs must be drawn quickly to avoid burning up the entire can, I’ve become much more comfortable with drawing as a result of doing the luminaries.” [via] – Link.

  • How Many Cans? How Much Money? – Link.
  • It’s all made from cans… – Link.
  • Making toys from tin cans – Link.
  • Projects with cans – Link.
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