Artist Juan Carlos Pinto used Metrocards to create his Mona Lisa. His work is currently on display at the DIS Micro Gallery in Dumbo (147 Front Street) in “The Artwork of Juan Carlos Pinto: Recycle and Recreate.”
Born in Guatamala, Pinto turns discarded Metrocards into pictures and messages. “The idea of using these non-biodegradable cards is to reinforce recycling and prolonging its use indefinitely while providing the artist with a source free material. It is also a way of reminding us about the danger this material can cause if left to seep into the earth,” writes Pinto about his work.
Photography by Tom Martinez