Turning Scrap into Collectable Art

Might need this for the yard…



One of the fastest growing sectors in the art world at the moment is that of scrap sculptures. The attractions of recycling waste materials are obvious but the popularity of this form of art is now attracting the attention of museums and galleries across the world.

Almost every type of junk from old clothes to bottles and used car parts are being used by artists to recycle and turn into an original piece of sculpture. For the purchaser there is the added “feel good factor” about something beautiful that has been created out of surplus or waste materials. With the world’s governments finally waking up to the importance of environmental issues, the future of recycled art seems to assured.


The use of waste metals is proving particularly popular with their inherent characteristic of being malleable. Derived from a variety of different sources, the more solid objects can be hammered and…

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About trashknight

Mountain Metalwerks LLC is an Oakhurst, California company located in the foothills of the Sierra mountain range. Tired of picking up garbage, the owner invented The TrashKnight. The TrashKnight has successfully protected residential garbage from animal intrusion (including several black bear attempts) for almost two years.

Posted on June 15, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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