17 Feb '12, 2pm

When Old Soda Cans Blossom into Beautiful Flowers

When Old Soda Cans Blossom into Beautiful Flowers

Old soda cans are not something we usually associate with delicate flowers. But where other people see trash – recyclables at best – Chicago-based artist Christine Eige sees infinite opportunities. The elegant lilies and roses Eige creates from upcycled soda cans look so real you could be forgiven for leaning in for a sniff of their sweet scent. We can easily see why Eige’s creations are so believable: she makes optimum use of aluminum as a material – utilizing its flexibility and often bright, painted colors – in order to make the flowers as life-like as possible. This one here, probably her most time-consuming composition, consists of five small lilies in pink and white, two medium-sized ones in white and orange, and a large orange lily that crowns the bouquet. Along with some cleverly crafted aluminum leaves (one of which displays the tell-tale logo of a Mountain Dew ca...

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