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50 Trash Treasures

From Barack "Garbage" Obama to Tiger "Junk" Woods

— January 23, 2012 — Eco
The going green craze has inspired many artists to create recycled trash treasures from old bits of scrap. These talented bunch are able to create something superb from nothing reminding one that art can come from anywhere and be made from anything.

Many use recycled metal as their material to shape terrifying T-Rex's that looks like robots or use the metal to reconstruct man's best friend. Others use junk mail and old newspaper to form stunning mosaics. One artist built a gigantic gorilla using only coat-hangers.

To make something from nothing takes true artistic talent and wild creativity. These artists capture the spirit of thinking outside the box with their tremendous trash treasures. If you're an artist looking for some inspiration, just go check out what's in the dumpster!
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Activity
Freshness
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Trashy Famous Faces
Trashy Famous Faces
Celebrity JunkDrawers Uses Celeb Trash to Create Portraits of Them
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49
Hoarders Photography
Hoarders Photography
Thomas Mailaender Captures Vehicles Filled to the Brim With Junk
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48
Recycled Refuse Mosaics
Recycled Refuse Mosaics
The Magic Garden is a Colorful Labyrinth of Eco Art
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47
Newspaper Nest Art
Newspaper Nest Art
Sharon Beals Photographs the Assortment of Items Birds Use to Make a Home
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46
Recycled Action Figures
Recycled Action Figures
Rupert Valero Makes Heroic Toys From Garbage
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45
Beer Bust Art
Beer Bust Art
'White Trash' Series by Kim Alsbrooks Brings the Forgotten History of War Times
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44
Gooey Garbage Art
Gooey Garbage Art
Stefan Gross Encourages People to Not Waste or Take the World Seriously
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43
Recycled Patriotism
Recycled Patriotism
Recycle Your Country WWF Ad Campaign from the Miami Ad School
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42
Trashy Space Art
Trashy Space Art
Star Wars Art Made of Recycled Garbage
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41
Recycled Sharkboards
Recycled Sharkboards
The Hammerhead Shark Skateboard Sculpture is a Real Street Shark
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40
Trash to Treasure Artwork
Trash to Treasure Artwork
Chrissie MacDonald Recycled Junk Mail
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39
Recycled 3D Sphere Art
Recycled 3D Sphere Art
'Moons of Jupiter' by Mark Castator Transforms Trash into True Art
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38
Recycled Auto Part Art
Recycled Auto Part Art
Hubcap Creatures
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37
Scrap Sculptures
Scrap Sculptures
Jules P Creates Towering Animals Out of Trash
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36
Recycled Portraits
Recycled Portraits
Derek Gores Finds New Use for Scrap Material
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35
Recycled Trash Sculptures
Recycled Trash Sculptures
Eco-Art by El Anatsui
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34
Trashy Wildlife Safaris
Trashy Wildlife Safaris
Kenyan Artists Use Recycled Materials to Build Sculptures of Animals
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33
Recycled Trash Art
Recycled Trash Art
Jim Darling Creates 'Junk Man' Out of Mattresses and Tires
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32
Upcycled Container Art
Upcycled Container Art
The Gestaltkunstwerk Vases Put Your Trash to Good Use
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31
Levitating Junk Art
Levitating Junk Art
Kirsten Hassenfeld Creates Breathtaking Works from Discarded Items
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30
Dirty Laundry Portraits
Dirty Laundry Portraits
Jason Mecier's New 3D Celebrity ‘Trashy' Art Uses Donated Garb
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29
Upcycled Jurassic Creatures
Upcycled Jurassic Creatures
The Metal T-Rex by Andrew Chase is Horrifying
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28
Trash Portraits
Trash Portraits
Jane Perkins Creates Beautiful Art With Garbage
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27
Precious Junk Statuettes
Precious Junk Statuettes
Joe Pogan Creates Metal Animal Sculptures from Nails and Locks
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26
Scrap Metal Mammals
Scrap Metal Mammals
Sayaka Ganz Turns Trash to Scrap Sculptures
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25
Auto Rim Sculptures
Auto Rim Sculptures
Car Parts Get Upcycled into Art Pieces
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24
Upcycled Trash Toys
Upcycled Trash Toys
Rupert Valero Makes Awesome Action Figures From Bottle Caps
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23
Sci-Fi Brass Sculptures
Sci-Fi Brass Sculptures
Bellino Alain Recreates Darth Vader's Helmet Using Fancy Junk
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22
Newsy Recycled Art
Newsy Recycled Art
Jen Schultes' Papier-Mache Birds & Art Bowls of Junk Mail & Old Newspaper
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21
Portraits from Recycled Junk Mail
Portraits from Recycled Junk Mail
Schimmel Art
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20
Literal Junkyard Dogs
Literal Junkyard Dogs
Leo Sewell Creates Amazing Art Out of Philadelphia Trash
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19
Junk Artistry
Junk Artistry
Zac Freeman Turns Trash Into Artistic Treasures
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18
Scrap Metal Sculptures
Scrap Metal Sculptures
These Eduard Martinet Creations Turn Junk into Fantastic Artworks
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17
Recycled Trash Sculptures
Recycled Trash Sculptures
Steven Siegel Creates Monumental Art from Junk
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16
Celebs Made of Garbage
Celebs Made of Garbage
A-List Mosaic Makeover Portraits Are Pretty Trashy
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15
Eco Taxidermy
Eco Taxidermy
Geoffrey Gorman's Faux Scrap Animals Are PETA Friendly
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14
Junkyard Eco Art
Junkyard Eco Art
Hubcap Sculptures
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13
Car Part Sculptures
Car Part Sculptures
James Corbett Creates Art from Automotive Cast Offs
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12
Computer Creatures
Computer Creatures
Recycled Sculptures by Brenda Guyton
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11
Circuit Board Sneakers
Circuit Board Sneakers
Gabriel Dishaw Creates Metallic Footwear Masterpiece
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10
Recycled Coat Hanger Sculptures
Recycled Coat Hanger Sculptures
David Mach's Wirey Art
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9
Animal Movement Eco-Art
Animal Movement Eco-Art
Recycled Mixed-Media Sculptures That Capture Animals in Action
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8
Upcycled Steampunk Sculptures
Upcycled Steampunk Sculptures
Gone Postal by Michael Ulman is a Fantastic Found Material Creation
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7
Recycling Garbage into Art
Recycling Garbage into Art
From Freaky Doll Chandeliers to Garbage Chairs
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6
Junkyard Animal Sculptures
Junkyard Animal Sculptures
‘Yardbirds' Are Scrappy Eco-Critters Created from Recyclabl
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5
Detailed Newspaper Sculptures
Detailed Newspaper Sculptures
Nick Georgiou Transforms Old Papers into Works of Art
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4
Trash Into Art
Trash Into Art
Amazing Beer Can Butterflies (UPDATE)
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3
Recycled Bottle Art
Recycled Bottle Art
Miwa Koizumi's PET Jellyfish
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2
Phenomenal Junk Portraits
Phenomenal Junk Portraits
Tom Deininger's Screaming Creations Make Use of Discarded Material
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1
3D Garbage Portraits
3D Garbage Portraits
Bernard Pras Makes Art from the Most Random Found Objects
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