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…Trash is art?

Trashball Sign

Apparently, Justin Gignac isn’t the only one who thinks that garbage can be art. Christopher Goodwin, a 37-year-old dump truck driver from Washington D.C., collects trash and puts it into one-inch plastic balls that he calls Trashballs. He then fills two vending machines with these Trashballs, and for a quarter, anyone can get a piece of his work. So far he’s sold over 3,000 of them, for a total profit of $750 (in other words, he does it for the love, and not for the money). What love, you ask? “I kind of think everything deserves a second look… Someone designed this, manufactured it, used it and tossed it away”. These aren’t just G rated balls either; as he’s been known to fill them with “dead bugs, drug baggies and broken glass”. There’s even a sign over each dispenser, asking that no one under 18 buy a Trashball.


If you’d like to see some of the larger and more important pieces of trash that Chris finds, be sure to check out his blog for a look at some of D.C.’s finest. It’s trashtastic.


[Trashball Blog]

[Via: Washington Post]

[Via: bookofjoe]