Bench made from recycled Metrocards by Steve Shaheen
The least you could do to a Metrocard after having used it is, toss it into a bin! Well, an artist thinks differently, and instead adds a creative touch to the simplest of objects in our day to day lives. Steve Shaheen decided to give old Metrocards a new lease to life and collected 5,000 of them, waved his magic wand of artistry and turned it into a piece of furniture! The Ney York based artist sure deserves a pat on the back for all the effort taken, taking a whole week to collect all these cards thrown down on subway floors and around turnstiles.
For Steve, the project had a romantic touch to it, simply because these cards were once travelling around in people’s pockets and have now made their way into the bench’s body! A great example of innovative recycling set by Steve Shaheen.