Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Junk Art (PHOTOS): 10 Amazing Artists Using Recycled Materials

Junk Art (PHOTOS): 10 Amazing Artists Using Recycled Materials

Junk can be a beautiful thing, if you have the eyes to see it. From litter off the streets to odds and ends in the house, these artists from around the world find a use for what others would toss out without a second thought. We've compiled 10 artists who are creating intriguing works with recycled materials, redefining what we call trash -- we love this kind of reuse!

While he doesn't exclusively use recycled materials, among the supplies in Brazilian artist Vik Muniz's arsenal are dirt, dust, the circle remnants made by hole punches, and random junk. This self-portrait is made from magazines.


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