Who says the cassette tape is a dead medium?
Artist Erika Iris has taken the defunct cassette tape and turned it into something jaw-droppingly beautiful. Her muses include The Beatles, Kurt Cobain, Jimmy Hendrix, and Lenny Kravitz, among others. Her film series uses movie reels and VHS tapes to great result, and feature iconic figures like Marylin Monroe and Alfred Hitchcock, as well as other more unusual (but certainly influential) people like Traci Lourdes. Of her art, Erika explains on her blog:
Most of my pieces become portraits of people associated with the item I’ve chosen. I don’t really add any paint or pigments… I usually just take things apart and re-arrange the pieces, cutting away portions when necessary. A lot of my art is made with cassette tapes and old film reels in a series I call “Ghost in the Machine.”
One of my favorite pieces is her Oscar Wilde. Just perfect!
Don’t forget to check out her Flikr stream amazing works in progress, too.[via DesignTAXI]