Working for over 20 years in sheet metals, I had thought one night while having a few beers ...could I use this as a resource? And save money and recycle at the same time.
I set to experimenting, cutting off the top and bottom of the can but it turned into a coiled spring and a nightmare to work with! After a few failed efforts I found a way to make the metal more workable.
At first I used the inside of the can for my artwork, but after having to explain on multiple occasions to clients that it was a can I had used, I decided to utilise the printed side. Picking the colour or the
can design to fit the character,
I produce these unique images,
striking a balance between seeing the character first then the can branding,
or vice versa.
What do you