Exhibitions

Raggedtailed Dragon Fish

David Edgar
plastic bottles
30 x 64 x 9 inches

Trash Menagerie

On view June 20, 2009 to May 23, 2010

Located in the: Art & Nature Center

Trash Menagerie presents over 30 improbable works of art created from things most of us simply throw away. This playful and poignant exhibition challenges visitors to think differently about the creative potential lurking in everyday objects. From an iridescent trout made from beach refuse to a flock of cheery birds made from tin cans, Trash Menagerie explores animals imaginatively made from recycled rubbish. On view in the Peabody Essex Museum's interactive Art & Nature Center June 20, 2009, through June 2010.


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Images

Raggedtailed Dragon Fish

Raggedtailed Dragon Fish

David Edgar
plastic bottles
30 x 64 x 9 inches
Filter Rabbit, 2000

Filter Rabbit, 2000

Tom Deininger
Used cigarette filters, ceramic form
13 x 7 x 5 inches
Sulphur Blue Smeck, 2005

Sulphur Blue Smeck, 2005

Michelle Stitzlein
mixed junk
62 x 84 x 11 inches.

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