On one of the many trips to the flea market I found a tiny yellow box that looked like a mustard spice tin. Only this tin had holes in it. I had no idea what it was, but saw the potential for a face on the box.
On a subsequent visit to the flea market one of the ladies that works there explained to me that the little yellow boxes are part of what was known during the 1930’s as a “budget bank”. This popular depression era savings system was designed to help people save money for different monthly bills. Each box was used to collect money for things like rent, food, charity, etc. I have transformed these savings soldiers into kinetic sculptures with a little attitude. It’s my version of budget reform.
I have listed several of the JunkHead Budget Banks on Etsy. Check it out!