Taiwan artist turns mobile phones into art

Taiwan artist turns mobile phones into art
Taiwanese artist Lin Shih-Pao collected used mobile phones for a project intended to draw attention to recycling garbage into modern art.

TAIWAN - Taiwanese artist Lin Shih-Pao collected used mobile phones for a project intended to draw attention to recycling garbage into modern art.

The artwork, a car made out of used mobile phones, has been installed at the artist's former high school in New Taipei City.

Lin spent the past four years and some US$30,000 (S$41, 939) collecting discarded phones from around the world.

He then used glue and nails to attach the phones to a wooden frame.

The piece weighs in at about two tonnes, including the wood, and the 25,000 phones.

Lin said the idea behind the project was to draw attention to recycling high-class trash.

"(This is) modern art, carved from recycled, first-class garbage. It's just like a statue, (which must be) slowly, slowly carved," Lin explained.

"With this you can see the progression of art from traditional to modern. All produced by our high-class garbage."

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