See The Artist That Makes Art With Cassette Tapes
via Amy Corson / Instagram
Over the last decade, an artist named Amy Corson makes art with cassette tapes.
Corson started to develop her medium when she picked up a cassette of Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks and pulled out some of the tapes. She then began to make a portrait out of it as the tapes reminded her of Dylan’s own dark curly locks.
Fast forward to the present time, Corson has made portraits of many iconic musicians such as Elton John, Dolly Parton, George Harrison, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, and Jerry Garcia, to name a few.
In an interview, Corson stated:
“I have hoarder tendencies so I still have a bunch of my old cassette tapes from when I was younger.
“I always keep an eye out for tapes in antique or record stores though. If I see one that I think I’d want to eventually make into a portrait, I’ll get it.”
Talking about her childhood, Corson shared:
“Growing up, I made things out of whatever I could find around the house or in nature.
“Making origami paper flowers and gluing them onto branches that I would then put into a vase. Things like that. I love the idea of creating something beautiful out of everyday objects so making these cassette portraits just sort of happened naturally.”
When asked how long can a portrait be made, she said that it depends on the size and amount of details. Corson noted:
“It’s a very time-consuming and tedious process. You have to have a lot of patience.”
View her art on Instagram here.