Before throwing out aluminum cans, check out what Japanese artist Makaon managed to do with them. He transforms used aluminum cans into featuring characters from popular culture, including Super Mario Brothers, Batman, Pikachu, and even Buzz Lightyear. To make them, Makaon takes small pieces of the aluminum and bends it to form the shapes that he wants. Each sculpture usually consists of two or three different brands of drinks depending on their color. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
According to My Modern Met, “Makaon has also managed to find a label that includes a peachy skin tone in its design, meaning that he can accurately depict the human faces. Each character is angular in shape with a rigid-looking build. But, this doesn’t stop them from feeling like a fun and energetic tribute to the pop culture icons that we know and love.”