For my upcycling project I have chosen to take old cassette tapes and place them onto a foam core board to create an image (example shown below).
My design might not be as intricate as the one pictured above, but I hope to try to make my design using one continuous line of tape. I have noticed that in many designs on the internet, the image made by the cassette tape is created by cutting the tape into segments to break the image (demonstrated by the break in one of the shoulders pictured above). I want my image to flow continuously on the background. I have not settled on a specific image yet, but I greatly enjoy play on words and hope to find a way to incorporate that idea into my work.
A second idea I had which may either be abandoned, incorporated into the above idea, or replace the above idea (depending on how well my image can be manipulated) is to make art from paperclips. These can either be small sculptures from things that inspire me throughout the design process, or made to in some way incorporate a play on words.
Image 1: http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/celebrity-art-made-with-cassette-tapes/