Make Art (or Other Useful Stuff) from Junk: Strange Ways to Make Money

I have a friend who works at a tire shop. When possible, he takes some of the old tires and uses them to create art. His latest creation is a big, whimsical bug sitting in a lawn chair. There is another person in town who makes art from discarded yard supplies like mowers, garden hoses, and rakes. I’ve seen exhibitions of art made from trash, street signs, aluminum cans, computer parts, and discarded furniture. Any sort of junk is fair game for art projects, it seems.

I’ve also seen people take seemingly useless junk and repurpose it into useful stuff. One guy makes fish tanks out of old CRT computer monitors. Someone else collects discarded building materials from construction s


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