WNYC Listeners Transformed 1040 Tax Forms Into Original Works of Art
Nobody likes doing taxes—which is why Studio 360, WNYC’s weekly public radio show about art and pop culture, wanted listeners to have a little fun with them. They asked people to transform 1040 tax forms into original works of art, and invited them to submit their creations to a contest called "De-File Your Taxes," judged by Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal. Entries flooded in, and Studio 360 named the winners on April 14.
A listener named Erin Farley won first place with her paper dress, which was inspired by Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw. "'I like my money right where I can see it ... hanging in my closet,” she wrote. First runner-up was Ruth Monnig Steele, who crafted an elaborate woven bowl from 1040 tax forms.
Check out Farley and Steele’s prize-winning works below, along with a sampling of other finalists’ submissions. To see all of the contest entries, visit WNYC’s website.
All photos courtesy of WNYC.