If you didn’t read the title of this article first, and if you just looked at the pictures below, what would you think those science fiction sculptures were made of? Would you ever guess those were old ink cartridges?
I really, really don’t like buying printer ink. Not only is it messy and expensive, the empty cartridges are so harmful to the environment. I usually return them for recycling, but that is a hassle to say the least. Since I have two printers and a copy machine in my home office, I almost always have a little stack of empty ink cartridges in the corner of the room on the floor.
If you are like me, an environmentally conscious tech geek, this probably bothers you too. When I found these artistic “empty ink cartridge sculptures” I was so happy to see something productive being done with these. Ink and Media, a company that sells ink cartridges, asked artist Faith Pearson to create something unique and fun with some of their empties. What she was able to create is way beyond what I would have expected!
If you look at some of those plastic ink cartridges in your house right now, you can imagine how they would make the perfect art medium. After all, they are colorful, they come in different shapes and sizes, and they seem to fit together relatively easy. As you see, Faith created The Starship Enterprise, A Space Tunnel, Godzilla, A Night At The Theater and King Kong. It kinda makes you wonder what other junk we have laying around that could be given a second use, doesn’t it?