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WATCH: Artist builds car out of 25,000 mobile phones

(Philstar.com) - November 3, 2015 - 8:20pm

MANILA, Philippines - An artist from Thailand has spent the past four months building a car model made of 25,000 mobile phones.

According to a BBC report, Lin Shih-Pao has spent four years traveling around the world to collect thousands of old mobile phones to build the piece.

The unusual project, he says, aims to spread environmental awareness by showing how rubbish can be turned into an artful object.

Using glue and nails, the 53-year-old artist stuck the mobile phones onto wooden frame that served as the car's skeleton.

The finished product, which weighs about two tons, was unveiled at his former school in New Taipei City on October 30.

Youtube (TITAN VORTEX)

According to Get Me Updates blog, the car is not Lin’s first trash-to-art project. In 2006, he collected 100,000 pacifiers to create a Christmas tree, and in 2005, he collected one million pens for a piece called “Gate of Peace”.

 

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