North Carolinians throw away enough trash each year to circle the earth twice, but Pitt County is No. 2 in the state for recycling. It’s no wonder Greenville is home to several artists who create their work from recycled and found objects.
Neil Clark is a local artist who experimented in several different types of art before he found his stride in assemblage, which is an artistic method of using found objects to create three-dimensional structures. He uses any objects that he finds interesting, from mousetraps to printer cartridges to rusty nails, in his art.
“I like rusty objects,” he said. “I think they have a lot of character.”
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