Matches are a simple and practical way to get fire safely: they are wooden sticks, cotton or paper, with one end covered with a flammable substance that lights up by rubbing on a rough surface. This according to Wikipedia.
But not for the Scottish artist David Mach who decided to use the common color matches (the ones your grandmother used to light the gas, for instance) to create amazingly detailed sculptures of animals, celebrities and historical figures. But matches are not the only unusual objects with which David created his art: his life-size sculptures made of iron clthes hanger (the ones you get at laundry) leave open-mouthed! After the photo gallery the link to his personal website, where you can see all his works.