Calling something or someone trashy isn't usually considered a complement. But for environmental artist and designer Nancy Judd, the description fits perfectly for her new art exhibit at Pittsburgh International Airport.
The exhibit, dubbed Recycle Runway, features couture fashions and accessories made from recyclable trash, including a bulk mail fan skirt and a rusty nail dress. Shoes are made out of recycled materials such as glass, nails and pop cans.
"My intent with the Recycle Runway exhibit is to capture peoples imagination in a fun and create venue and then encourage them to build on the recycling they likely already do by thinking about how all of our everyday actions effect the environment," says Nancy.
I'm inspired. I've got some old, unused diapers and a pair of Campbell soup cans that I'm sure can be transformed into a fabulous bikini.
Pittsburgh will display Nancy's fashions (in concourses C and D) through 31 December.
Her next exhibit will show up in Atlanta Hartsfield and later Orlando in 2009. Check out some more photos of Nancy's fashions below.