Reconstituting Mona Lisa with... Recycled Train Tickets

How cool is this: employees at a department store in Osaka, Japan, built a 2.3 x 1.6 meters rendition of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting with nothing more than old train tickets - several hundred thousand of them. Close to 300 workers spent about 3 months to recreate these masterpieces - which also included Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "Bal au Moulin de la Galette, Montmartre" and the "Birth of Venus" - by meticulously overlapping the eponymous black and white tickets.

Via ::Pink Tentacle: Mona Lisa from recycled train tickets (blog)

See also: ::ScrapEden: Recycled Public Art, ::Drap-Art International Creative Recycling Festival, ::PET Project: Recycled Plastic Art by Miwa Koizumi

Tags: Japan