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Eddie Conna
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So awhile back, I started doing something I nicknamed "Trash Art".  Basically I take junk and make some sort of art thing out of it.  The medium I've been playing with has been metal for the most part.

I didn't really tell anyone what I was doing because frankly, I thought people might think it was silly or stupid.  Then folks started seeing it, and I've gotten great feedback.

These are sections for a totem pole I'm building. The "bodies" are actually water heater tanks, and the faces and body parts are various car parts, gears, etc.

I was curious if anyone else was doing anything similar. 
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Very cool and thanks for sharing!
 
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I think it looks awesome!  Keep it up.  I love seeing pictures of metal art (the best kind!!!).
 
Eddie Conna
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Thanks for the support gentlemen.  I've got two more sections to complete, then they all get welded on top of each other to form a 20' tall totem.

The next project I have involves a crashed experimental plane someone gave me.  It's no longer flight worthy, but I'm going to piece it back together, paint it like a WW2 fighter plane, and then mount it on a pole as if it's swooping down.  I'm planning on getting a giant snoopy doll and put it under the canopy... sort of an "ode" to the "sopwith camel" snoopy would pretend his doghouse was.  It's made of fiberglass and wood, so that should be fun to work with too.

There's something about taking an item that would be considered "junk" or "trash" and making it useful/interesting/etc that I enjoy. 
 
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