All Things Trashpo


All Things Trashpo

This is a place to explore all things trashpo (Trash Poetry)and found objects.  Trashpo is 1) economical 2) environmentally responsible and 3) challenging. It's a great way to repurpose all the trash that our planet is buried in!

Location: the dumpster, junkyard, waste basket, landfill
Members: 187
Latest Activity: yesterday

Quote from DKult Member Meeah Williams

"If trashpo has taught me anything its that every windblown street corner and cyclone fence is a veritable Dick Blick of free art materials."

Discussion Forum

Restroom News

Started by Holly Cooper. Last reply by Bradford Mar 5. 67 Replies

Ya'll I haven't done any mail art lately as I just can seem to find the creativity for it. I've been in a long derth. But I do collect some odd bits of paper that I enjoy. I am an educational consultant and visit schools. Here's a great news sheet I…Continue

About Junk Drawers

Started by Dan Mouer. Last reply by Francis Lammé Sep 25, 2020. 43 Replies

Not that kind of junk and not thse kinds of drawers... Hey, we all have them. I have several. They are veritable trasher troves of useless and useful-but-forgotten stuff. Papers, letters from lost lovers, dried up fountain pens, church attendance…Continue

DKULT KookbooK.

Started by DKeys. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Dec 18, 2019. 28 Replies

Please post your recipes for inclusion in the first and last ever Dkult KookBook!! This has been a long time coming since the pre_Dkult days of DKatering. We have certainly come a long way!here is the cover!!!…Continue

Tags: cookbook, dkult

Official Trashpo Handbook & DKult Directory

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Jul 23, 2018. 12 Replies

OFFICIAL TRASHPO HANDBOOK & DKULT DIRECTORY(This document is always under construction. Your comments and contributions are welcome! Just leave a message/pics in the comment stream, and I will update.)Aesthetic Trashbook - (see Trashbook) Angie…Continue

The TrashPo Litzer Prize - Landfill of Fame

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Jun 3, 2016. 432 Replies

Mail-artists are making astonishing breakthroughs in Trashpo, and they are recognized through the TrashPo Litzer Prize. Nominations for the…Continue


Started by DKeys. Last reply by Nancy Bell Scott May 26, 2015. 2 Replies

ongoing collaborative art project please leave your comments all suggestions virtual and in person will be placed in the suggestion box for a later showing…Continue

trash-po trans-po tation

Started by Lucky Pierre. Last reply by DKeys Jul 11, 2014. 4 Replies

somewhere in LA in an underground garage...

What the hell is DKult?

Started by DKeys. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Jan 18, 2013. 28 Replies

DKult was originated by DeVillo Sloan-- a Kult comprised of my 'fans' ---DKulters. He was the only one at the time and possibly even now.   But It has evolved into a friendly neighborhood Kult devoted to the worship of trash and  the creation of…Continue

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 20, 2020 at 7:10pm

Fake DK stickers

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on March 7, 2020 at 1:39am

Richard Canard sent this class-A trashpo from the streets of Carbondale, my lucky day. (So. Portland isn't classy, but clearly I'm on the wrong side of the tracks.) Many trashpo thanks to Richard for raising my stash to the highest of levels. May this piece multiply in the night, in its own random ways ---       

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on February 20, 2020 at 4:50pm

Trashpo, "art made with discarded objects and bits and pieces found littering the environment," is the real thing, yes. I'm just a trashpo admirer and hanger-on, around the edges. I do pick up all that stuff and love it, can't part with it, yet only occasionally does it make it into the art for some reason.

It doesn't seem time for Post-Trashpo yet, DVS, do you think? The principle seems to have spread to far corners that occasionally pop up in print or elsewhere online or even in galleries. But I'm just guessing -- you're the main naming expert here.  

Comment by Mail Art Martha on February 20, 2020 at 10:43am

Awww! DVS you say the nicestes fings.

My question to Nancy and the World was triggered by my understanding, such as it is, of all the reading and re reading of the wealth of literature dealing with the subject in the discussion forum. I always interpreted Trashpo as art made with discarded objects and bits and pieces found littering the environment. I assumed said stuff would always be worn and spoilt. I have gone to the trouble to expose final artwork to the elements to wear nicely, or horribly, one could say.

Nancy's pieces are superbly pure, not my idea of garbage, aethetic Trashpo indeed, hence my doubts.

Better keep preconceived ideas down and the origin and/or essence of Trashpo remote and mysterious.See how it evolves I humbly propose. DK is back I understand. And that is a reason to celebrate.  Long live the Queen of Trashpo!

I am off to collect stuff, today is an ideal day, rainy and windy, lots of rubbish rolling around on the streets of Retailia.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 20, 2020 at 5:31am

It seems like a cop-out to suggest interested parties should read what's been written about Trashpo during the last 10 years, but it's probably the best way to understand it.

What I find interesting now is the artists and poets associated with Trashpo are trying to find their way since Trashpo sort of collapsed due to the strange disappearance of Diane Keys (and/or the appearance of these people claiming to be DK.)

I guess it's Post-Trashpo now, but I don't want to give it a name.

It's so strange to read Martha - a mover and shaker in DKULTUK - asking NBS - close friend of DK - if Nancy's work is Trashpo. And Nancy doesn't know.

Gives you a look at the true mechanisms of culture and getting yourself associated with a "movement."

Is it "Trashpo - the first ten years"? or

"Trashpo - 10 years down the drain"?

Martha & NBS - I do know you are true Legends of Trashpo.


Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on February 20, 2020 at 2:05am

Good question, Martha. Painted bookpage scraps that often sure look + act like trash on my floor go into most work like this, but the essence of trashpo is something else. DK is THE queen of real trashpo, in my opinion (and I love it). DVS has been great at sorting out the nuances. (Think he stuck me in an "aesthetic" trashpo category, maybe even the Martha Stuart Wallpaper category, which was a riot and likely where I belonged.) Maybe he'll weigh in here. I'm still confused myself; a lot of time has passed since the origins of trashpo, so you're not alone.  

Comment by Mail Art Martha on February 19, 2020 at 7:33pm

Scrumptious piece by Nancy Bell Scott. (sorry about the low case 'b'. It is my affliction)

But, is it Trashpo? Seems too good, not that Trashpo is not good, in  its way.

Having just now read the definition of Trashpo I am beyond being confused.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on February 1, 2020 at 11:52pm

"Comment by DianeKeys on January 20, 2020 at 7:21pm

They're just like your 30 sec scrap art. No thought, just bundle up your ideas in mid sentence."

Very illuminating to me, not to mention poetically stated. Diane. And the rest of that comment. It's on the wall in my new unpacked art place. It makes sparks.


Comment by DianeKeys on January 23, 2020 at 5:56pm
D'yellow Selown Block A, spelt? Think that is a grain. References on this Fauxma are over a decade old.
Comment by DianeKeys on January 23, 2020 at 5:56pm
D'yellow Selown Block A, spelt? Think that is a grain. References on this Fauxma are over a decade old.

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