On the right is a mushroom cloud made of old clothing, a highlight from List25 post about art made of used recycled materials. Paint This Desert prefers to call it reappropriation of discards by trained artists that shifts art made of found objects, a folk/outsider aesthetic, into a contemporary practice. Now there's a statewide contest for that. The Nevada Recycles program and Las Vegas Sands are sponsoring a statewide recycled art contest, green-ism if you prefer a movement name. Used recycled materials, including tires, electronics, bottles, cans, appliances can be used in the project. NevadaReycles.nv.gov writes:
Help us encourage Nevadans to recycle. Your participation in the Recycled Art Contest will show off not only the many recyclable materials around us, but will also highlight how creativity can reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Recycling is great; reducing and reusing are even better. We look forward to seeing the results of your craftiness.