In past years, the Department of Natural Resources Adopt-A-River program has commissioned a local artist to create a sculpture of found objects gathered from cleanup of the waterways of Minnesota. Over 97,000 volunteers have cleaned up over 6.4 million lbs. of trash from our rivers since 1994.
The artist never knows what materials the volunteers will find for use that year. In the photo above, the “Scuttled” ship by artist Andrew Vomhof, has a sail made of plastic water bottles and rigging made of assorted balls and flip-flop sandals.
This sunken boat bottom found waves from re-purposed rubber tires pulled from streams and rivers. The Scuttled sculpture is located outside the DNR Headquarters building in St. Paul, Minnesota. To find other trash artwork, follow this link for locations of recovered trash sculptures DNR.
The Adopt-a-River program encourages Minnesota volunteers to “adopt” a section of a lake, river, wetland, ditch or ravine to ensure its long-term health through annual cleanups. To Get Involved! with volunteer cleanup, follow this DNR link to the Department of Natural Resources.
To see more ideas on “From Every Angle,” click this link to the Daily Post Photo Challenge, take a photograph of a stationery object from three different angles.
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