These are beautifully odd. Made these tea cups patterned like Chinese porcelain yet shaped like crushed aluminum cans.
Artists get their inspiration from life, and always will. Lei Xue apparently was having a bad night when he decided the hand-made bone China beer can look-alikes would catch the eye of an eccentric art collector. There is little to be found on the web about the artist. This may be the Andy Warhol of tomorrow!
Implications - Consumers are no longer looking for products that are completely new, they are now looking at products that are recycled or "repurposed." This signals a change in the green movement towards products that are not only eco conscious, but creative. Businesses that are looking to further their campaigns and products should consider using recyclable products.