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Ariel Ruth Hoebel

It's that time of year again! (And no, we don't mean daffodil season.) When Studio 360 asked you to make art out of the dreaded IRS form 1040 for our De-File Your Taxeschallenge, we expected to get a lot of drawings and paintings.Maybe a little origami. But we also got acrobatic videos, costumes, even jewelry ---all based on our least favorite kind of paperwork. Kai Ryssdal, the host of Marketplace, will be on our show to pick a winner in advance ofTax Day. But before he gets here, here are someof our favorites. Because there should be a tax break for artists, right?

George Gilbert combines life's two certainties into a single entry

My cat, Picasso, doesn't seem to care about the agonies his mother goes through at tax time. In oil.

Ann Martin's 'Bluebird of Happiness' pendant is made from a cut-up IRS form 1040

For artists, dealing with the IRS can feel like dealing with a circus. Making it an actual circus makes it way more fun.

'I like my money right where I can see it...hanging in my closet' - Carrie Bradshaw

Tax Money Burning A Hole?

Our newest little deduction!

Les Barker made this incredible paper snowflake out of the tax form

Are we there yet?

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