Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ghost In The Machine: Portraits Made Out of Regular Cassette Tapes & 8mm Films

Erika Iris Simmons is a creative young American artist who is certainly headed for greatness. Erika creates astonishing portraits using donated second hand items as medium. 

Some of her most known and widely exhibited works are incredible portraits of the series titled "Ghost In The Machine" of pop culture icons created from regular cassette tapes of their recordings and 8mm films of their works. Every one of her creations makes me stop for a moment in admiration.

Please check out Erika's website here as well as her flicker page.

click on each image for a full size to see all the details.


"In this series I showcase a number of portraits of musicians made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette. Also included are portraits made from old film and reels. The idea comes from a phrase (ironically) coined by philosopher Gilbert Ryle, a description of how your spirit lives in your body. I imagine we are all, like cassettes, thoughts wrapped up in awkward packaging." --- Erika Iris Simmons
 

Bob Marley


Ghost in the Machine- The Hendrix Experience

Ghost in the Machine: Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Hendrix


The Dude Abides.
The Dude Abides


John Lennon


Ghost in the Machine: Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe


Cameo
Alfred Hitchcock


Betty Page
recycled 16mm film


Audrey Hepburn
recycled 16mm film


Bob Dylan


Michael Jackson


Madonna

please check out Erika's flicker page for lots of other works.



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