Top 10 Amazing Sculptures Made from Unusual Items

Portraits Made from Found Items

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Originally a textile artist, Jane Perkins moved to reclaimed plastics. In her fun, colorful creations, she draws inspiration from objects found in the trash. Starting with a large photo or artwork, she matches up and attaches colored objects such as buttons, bobbles and fragments, to create 3-D versions of such classics as the Mona Lisa and Girl with a Pearl Earring and portraits of people like Queen Elizabeth II of England and President Barack Obama. Her art is inspired by bowerbirds, who collect objects like shells, pieces of glass, stones and discarded plastic to turn their nests into living works of art.