Artists Are Transforming Used NYC MetroCards into Miniature Works of Art
Sara Barnes/Aug 20, 2017
New York City MetroCards are often disposed of immediately after use, but as artists are demonstrating, we should think twice before tossing them. In an ongoing series of exhibitions called Single Fare, creatives are transforming the small tickets with miniature paintings, drawings, and sculptures. From portraits of people to lush landscapes, there's an impressive amount of detailing on these unconventional palm-size canvases. Their new life makes us reconsider things we might regard as trash; here, they show a spectacular use of upcycling.