Credit cards inspire passions, from the joy that an impulsive purchase can bring to the despair wrought by being unable to pay. So it's not surprising they inspire artists, too.
We talked to five working artists across the country who are
using credit cards in their work. Their pieces vary from birds fashioned from
credit card pieces to a scale model house to a performance artist who is taking
his message about credit card debt to the beaches of California.
They discussed the motivations and messages behind their
work -- and also revealed their secrets for how to properly mangle a card for
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