For Metrobench, a sculptural installation created by Stephen Shaheen for the previously mentioned Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again show at Sloan Fine Art Gallery, the artist asked New Yorkers to donate their used Metrocards via Craigslist. He then hand-stitched the 5,000 discarded cards into a usable bench that’s intended to represent the unifying nature of mass transit. “There is something very personal about handling so many small belongings that were once riding around in peoples’ pockets,” he explains. “There are untold personal stories in that inconspicuous, flimsy plastic.” Click through to get a better look.
[via Design Milk]