You have to give Cain Motter some credit.
Like millions of Americans, this Los Angeles-based artist has his share of credit card debt that he’s working to pay off. However, unlike all those other folks, he’s raising the money to pay off his cards by melting his cards — and any that he can find — into elaborate artistic statements about the evils of credit cards. He then sells his artwork for $1,200 apiece.
As Alanis Morrissette might say, isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?
Motter’s path to becoming the Caravaggio of credit cards began when he attended college in Oklahoma in 1994.
Before that, he had grown up on a commune with his dad, a retired vaudeville hand-balancing showman, and was taught to pay for everything in cash.