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Catherine Pears' Mardi Gras Float is Made Entirely of Upcycled Junk

 - Feb 23, 2009
References: thetowntalk & treehugger
Eco-artist Catherine Pears is no stranger to the concept of upcycling, so it's only natural that when she was commissioned to create a Mardi Gras float for Krewe of Gratiea, Pears did so with a steely set of eyes towards green design.

According to local paper The Town Talk, Catherine Pears' float depicts three women primarily made of fiberglass, wire from a metal scrapyard and her own leftover cloth. Their eyelashes are comprised of the bristles from old paintbrushes, and the paint that covers the bottom of the float is recycled old paint that would otherwise have been thrown away.

Mardi Gras isn't until Tuesday, at which point we'll update this post with a gallery of Catherine Pears' eco-friendly Mardi Gras float.