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…Lottery tickets create the Ghost of a Dream?

Ghost Of A Dream

When Adam Eckstrom and Lauren Was were creating Ghost of a Dream, a full-scale model of a Hummer H3 made entirely of losing lottery tickets, they were thinking about “what people dream about when they scratch the coin against the ticket”. According to Was, “This is a ghost of all those dreams.”

The piece took about 2,400 hours of combined work to make over a six week period, and is covered in $35,000 of losing lottery tickets, which is also the sale price for the piece as well.

Tickets were gathered from areas all around Brooklyn, Miami and Minneapolis, as well as from friends that sent them in from as far as Seattle and Los Angeles. They were then glued to a plywood and metal frame, though being able to look through the grille or the windows and see the frame is part of the charm, as Was noted “it’s just a shell, it’s just a dream.”

[Lauren Was]

[Via: Providence Journal]



An artist named sighn has begun a project called ITS OK, where he will cut the words “ITS OK” out of pieces of wood one million times. (Making this a “limited edition”.)

Each piece is made from a solid piece of wood (no plywood or particle board) and is hand cut and numbered by the artist himself. He expects to be done cutting in 60 years!

Worry not, however, as for each “ITS OK” he cuts and sells, he’ll also be planting a tree through the Arbor Day Foundation. Thus, it’s ok to purchase one without worrying about the environmental destruction a project like this could cause.


[Via: Boing Boing]