All Things Trashpo

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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!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/706383319419704/867342513323783/
Location: the dumpster, junkyard, waste basket, landfill
Members: 185
Latest Activity: on Friday

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

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 DKULT. 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

LIFE SUGGESTION BOX

Started by DKULT. 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 DKULT Jul 11, 2014. 4 Replies

somewhere in LA in an underground garage...

Restroom News

Started by Holly Cooper. Last reply by DKULT Apr 25, 2014. 66 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

What the hell is DKult?

Started by DKULT. 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 Marcia Cirillo (Fifi LePew) on September 12, 2011 at 5:50pm
Nancy,  don't send me a bottlecap if you love it. It might just go in a box with a bunch of junk. I don't know if I will do anything with these caps. I'm trying to get rid of some of my junk so I should either use them or lose them. You all have got me thinking, though....
Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on September 12, 2011 at 5:35pm
Oh I see now--it fooled me. Whatever you did to it, it's beautiful. The nails are great too, as is the dress. The whole thing "does it" for me, and I love that you call it a shrine. Those bottlecaps are Wonderful! I have exactly 1; if it can be located and it's different from what you have, would you like it? I love it but will never do anything with just 1.
Comment by Marcia Cirillo (Fifi LePew) on September 12, 2011 at 5:10pm

Nancy, if you're referring to the horizontal lines, that is a piece of painted corrugated cardboard.  And here are a few bottle caps. They tend to get flattened in parking lots and oxidize nicely. Most I find are from Budweiser - not very colorful.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on September 12, 2011 at 4:52pm
Just looked again, and that IS a great chunk of metal -- and really works as you used it.
Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on September 12, 2011 at 4:50pm

That is very fun, Marcia; I especially love everything about the box itself, particularly the multicolored roundish sticks piled vertically up the back? Hard to describe, but what are those?

Erni (and all others so interested in theft :--) , last winter in the dead resort town we live in there was a long string of break-ins into summer cottages. The robbers would leave everything but the copper piping system throughout, which they meticulously removed.

Comment by Marcia Cirillo (Fifi LePew) on September 12, 2011 at 4:00pm

I've been following this thread when I have time and have enjoyed seeing everyone's contributions. Erni, do you find smashed beer bottle caps? I've been meaning to do something with mine but find it hard to part with some of them.

I dug out this dusty "shrine" made with a found ford, lidless cigar box, and a chunk of metal that seemed to me to be heart shaped.

Comment by DKULT on September 12, 2011 at 2:34pm

Welcome Dean!

Erni-here cans aren't worth much but they've had people stealing manhole covers and brass urns from the cemetaries for scrap metal, which is why most things have to be bolted down. Someone stole a buddha from our yard.

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on September 12, 2011 at 11:35am
Well Val says this is the place for me, as I live in 3D.
Comment by DKULT on September 10, 2011 at 5:37pm
That's tragically beautiful-I didn't know Subway's were worldwide and bike adverts aren't something to hit here but I'm surprised. Very great colors. Here they would have been stolen and sold for scrap metal. I love any kind of shrine. I'm super curious now about this heart. No black market organs please!
Comment by DKULT on September 10, 2011 at 4:58pm
I LOVE this Erni! I am envisioning a room full of junk shrines it would be amazing. p.s. got an envelope from you today and am waiting to tear it open!!!!!!TY
 

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