When Adam Eckstrom and Lauren Was were creating Ghost of a Dream, a full-scale model of a Hummer H3 made entirely of losing lottery tickets, they were thinking about â€œwhat people dream about when they scratch the coin against the ticketâ€. According to Was, â€œThis is a ghost of all those dreams.â€
The piece took about 2,400 hours of combined work to make over a six week period, and is covered in $35,000 of losing lottery tickets, which is also the sale price for the piece as well.
Tickets were gathered from areas all around Brooklyn, Miami and Minneapolis, as well as from friends that sent them in from as far as Seattle and Los Angeles. They were then glued to a plywood and metal frame, though being able to look through the grille or the windows and see the frame is part of the charm, as Was noted â€œitâ€™s just a shell, itâ€™s just a dream.â€
[Via: Providence Journal]