Collections: Found Disposable Lighters

Over the course of 10 months, Brooklyn-based artist Willis Elkins collected nearly 2000 cigarette lighters from the shorelines of New York City, documented, photographed and mapped them. Willis explains: "I originally began collecting lighters because they are durable and easily recognizable. In the spectrum of synthetic flotsam they exist at a happy medium population. The consistencies in shape and size amongst lighters makes them not only easy to recognize but also interesting for more detailed reasons, such as color, specific angles of the mold, type and brand."

Find out more about the collection here.

via [Unconsumption]