These Painted Sculptures are Made From an Unlikely Medium

By: Jana Pijak - Apr 3, 2015
References: art-japan.jp & spoon-tamago
This coat hanger art project repurposes damaged or imperfect department store hangers that would otherwise be discarded. While wooden coat hangers are considered a luxury for some, few know the truth about the rigorous selection process that most department stores put their hangers through.

Even if hangers feature minimal imperfections, they do not make the cut. This realization has inspired a collective of Japanese artists to transform them into whimsical art pieces.

Their wonderful creations will be featured at Ginza's Nihon Mitsukoshi department store from May 13th to May 19th as part of an exhibition that aims to "merge functional and decorative art while encouraging people to bring more art into their homes, even if into the closet."