June 20th, 2008
For some, living green is as basic as throwing plastic bottles and newspapers in the the recycling bin.
For one local man, he not only collects old junk, he then turns it into a piece of art.
Just as a blank canvas is the framework for a beautiful painting, a dingy old car muffler found on the side of the road is essential to Steve Musulin's art.
"Instead of kicking them to the side of the road, I'll take them back, throw them in my van and bring them home" said Musulin.
Steve Musulin creates his masterpieces in Charlottesville.
"It's more or less like putting a puzzle together"said Musulin, " I am attracted to various shapes that remind me of something and i will take that shape and then build around it".
Old horseshoes, rusted car parts, and broken shovels are salvaged from the junk yard, cleaned up, and reconstructed into unique metal artwork.
The sculptures are environmentally friendly.
By using old metal parts from yard sales or junkyards, he is recycling and preventing these parts from ending up in a landfill.
To view Steve Musulin's recyclable art: