Turning Garbage into Art

April 20, 2011 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Watch Independent Lens “Waste Land” at 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 22 on Wisconsin Public Television.

I have always found it amazing when people can find beauty in something out of the ordinary. Not to say certain things should never be passed off as art, but there is much to be said about the beauty of the unconventional. Vik Muniz’s portraits of garbage and garbage-pickers remind me of a photography project I did years ago. It’s amazing how many wonderful things you can see in construction when you aren’t stuck in one lane of traffic on a four-lane street listening to gravel slowly chip away at your investment.


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