Krista Charles spends about two hours per artistic creation, painstakingly drawing inside a matchbox cover.

Krista CharlesOur Specialties Are Fourfold, Krista Charles

Charles finds the physical location of the business on the matchbook, then searches Google Maps.  Inside the matchbook, she makes a pencil sketch of whatever is shown at the location.

Krista Charles

McCarvers Old Town, Tacoma, Washington, Krista Charles

She describes her work as a unique view into the previous business, the dreams of its owner, and how places and histories change over time.

Krista CharlesIt Pays to Look Well, Krista Charles

The artist has a website:  http://xa.pcmxa.com/index.html and a shop on Etsy:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/xacharles?page=1 (via Booooooom)