A Japanese artist working under the name Makaon repurposes aluminum cans in a charming way: he transforms them into these sculptures. Featured here are characters from pop culture, however the artist also makes animals and everyday objects.
Makaon uses small aluminum pieces to form the desired shapes and chooses the brand of can depending on its color. One might think that working with aluminum can colors would be limiting, yet the artist has found a surprisingly large range. He even has a can to imitate flesh tones, as seen in the scupture of Mario below. More of Makaon's works can be seen on his website or in this article at My Modern Met.