Junk mail art
One person’s junk is another person’s treasure or in Amanda Nelsen’s case, raw material for art. The artist built this 10 by 6 foot wall installation titled “Kinkade Recycled (Mountain Retreat)” created entirely from approximately 40,000 pieces of junk mail neatly bundled. She explains:
The arrangement of square paper bundles depicts an idealized scene of human’s relationship to nature (based on a painting by Thomas Kinkade). The minute collection of junk mail used to create “pixels” of the image suggests that the earth’s resources are not being used as bucolically as we might like to think.