Monday, June 29, 2009

The Ghost in the Machine - Put Your Old Tapes to Good Use

Erika Iris Simmons (iri5) is an amazing artist who
specializes in using non traditional media... old books, cassettes, playing cards, magazines, credit cards... whatever [she] can find. [She works] with strange, older materials. Things that have a mind of their own. Most everything [she] uses has been thrown away or donated at some point.

Personally, I would love to have a photograph or two done of my wife and I in this manner. It wouldn't just be cool in the full sense of the expression, it would be down-right amazing, a centerpiece in my office and as HGTV casters would "a conversation piece."

Check out some of Erika's work below, and don't forget to subscribe to her posts on Flickr.

These are some of the "Ghost in the Machine" collection, which you can find on Flickr here.

Ghost in the Machine: Jimi Hendrix

Ghost in the Machine: You Talkin' to Me? ... recreation of young Deniro from Taxi Driver made from old film and reel

Ghost in the Machine: Bob Dylan

Ghost in the Machine: Robert Smith from The Cure

Ghost in the Machine: Audrey Hepburn

Ghost in the Machine: Betty Page

Ghost in the Machine: Betty Davis

There are more, of course, but I wanted to give you a glimpse of the inspirational work "iri5" does.  ▣

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