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Leo Sewell Creates Amazing Art Out of Philadelphia Trash

By: Michael Hines - Published:   Updated: Jul 27 2011 • References: leosewell.net & odditycentral
What most people see as junk, Leo Sewell sees as art. The artist from Philadelphia stalks the streets, looking for loose odds and ends that he carefully crafts into stunning sculptures.

Leo Sewell has built everything, from dinosaurs to dogs, using items like corn-holders and campaign buttons. Leo Sewell's art is easy to appreciate and fun to check out. I'd take a stegosaurus made of junk over a pretentious eco-sculpture anytime.

Implications - My favorite of these eco-conscious creations has got to be the Leo Sewell teddy bear, which has such a cutesy appearance that I'm tempted to snuggle with the thing even though it's made from waste. Maybe if you hug it quick enough, the dirt won't rub off on you.

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