Thursday, September 24, 2009

Trashy Art Cleans Up Nicely

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One man’s trash is another person’s art project.

The San Francisco Recycling and Disposal Center is having its annual Artist in Residence Exhibition tomorrow (Sep. 25) at the Bay City junkyard.

Two chosen artists have been working diligently for the last few months building art pieces and sculptures out of materials found at the garbage dump.

Spokesperson Deborah Munk explains, “They get a shopping cart, put on steel-toe boots, gloves, and goggles and scavenge through things people bring to the dump.”

The materials collected by artists is weighed before the project begins to calculate how much waste is being saved.

Through the program, people and artists can see the amazing artistic accomplishment that can be made out of trash people throw out without second thought.

Munk hopes the exhibit promotes reusing old materials to make new things, which will not only help save Mother Earth but will also save starving artists a few bucks.

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