I am not the kind of guy that people would instantly associate with the being an “Art Lover”, sure I do appreciate a good painting like the Mona Lisa but when it comes to modern art I just have not got a clue. But when a fellow nerdette makes art then I naturally enjoy it because that artist has been inspired by the same things that I like! But there aren’t many modern artists that have done enough to warrant a whole top 10 inspired solely by their work. But Japanese artist “Makaon” has done just that and it does bring me great pleasure to bring you just a small selection of her work…
Top 10 Amazing Sculptures Made of Drinks Cans
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Canned Drinks/Soda Cans
PLEASE DO CLICK ON ONE OF THE IMAGES BELOW TO SEE THE REST OF THIS ARTISTS WORK
10 – Rainbow Dash Sculpture
FACT: It is not just pop and beer that comes in cans, in some countries you get fruit juices and milk! Do check out my post ” Top 10 Amazing Things That Come in Cans”
9 – Batman Sculpture
FACT: Australians are the world biggest can drinkers, not America! The Aussies consumed over 3 billion aluminium cans in 2011, but only 51% were soft drink cans the rest were obviously beer cans.
8 – Pikachu Sculpture
FACT: Aluminium is the most abundant metal found in the earth’s crust but is difficult to isolate because usually it is mashed inside many with other elements.
7 – Darth Vader Sculpture
FACT: The carbon savings made by recycling cans in the UK was equivalent to taking over 200,000 cars of the road! That is a massive saving.
6 – Yoshi Sculpture
FACT: The energy saved by recycling 4 aluminium drink cans would run a washing machine for 1 hour, or a TV for 45 mins!
5 – Stormtrooper Sculpture
FACT: Every time you recycle a can it will save more carbon every time they pass through the recycling loop! Making a true zero-footprint item.
4 – Wall-e Sculpture
FACT: During a whole year one drinks can has been recycled up to eight times! But strangely it is said that every time it is pressed again and recycled the percentage of the can recycled deteriorates by about 0.4%! Makes you wonder where it goes!
3 – Buzz Lightyear Sculpture
FACT: 100% of all drinks cans you recycle will be remade into a new product. This compares to only 74% of all paper recycled, the rest goes to landfill.
2 – Luigi Sculpture
FACT: 80% are made all canned drinks are made of aluminium. But some are also made from plastic, glass and some are even made from gold!
1 – Super Mario Sculpture
FACT: Here in the UK alone we produce over 9 billion drinks cans every year! But the scary part is that we ship in almost 10 times that amount!