Ever thought of empty cans as art? Well we certainly didn't, but a Japanese sculptor by the name of Makaon did. Collecting various cans, she cuts them up and uses them to sculpture notable characters such as Buzz Lightyear, Batman and Darth Vader.

Of course it's the Nintendo icons that caught our eyes; she has wonderfully created Pikachu, Mario and Luigi with numerous Coca Cola, Heineken and Blast Energy cans. For instance, you can clearly see that Mario was made using the coloured metal from cans of Coke and Coke Zero. Putting together these works of art must have taken a lot of time and patience, so she gains our respect.

We love finding weird stuff like this on the internet. Check out the gallery here, and let us know which sculptures are your favourite.

[via geektyrant.com]