6 examples of pricey, trash-based art

Read the full post at Mother Nature Network.

You probably don’t think, “this’ll sell for thousands of dollars!” as you toss packaging or a bottle into the recycling  bin. But many artists look at these materials in a different way — and have capitalized on the low (read: no) cost of this particular type of “art supply.” Turning those scraps into beautiful and profitable works, artists from sculptors to portraitists are using trash to create their masterpieces.

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