David Mach uses thousands of colored matches imported from Japan to construct his sculptures. He sells the finished products for anywhere from $30,000 to $52,000. The ones he can't sell he simply sets on fire.
Implications - Now if that isn't the most fatalist piece of decision-making I've ever heard, I don't know what is. But you have to respect an artist with that kind of conviction. David Mach is the definition of 'go big or go home.'