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DNC trash turned into artwork

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One man's trash is another man's treasure for some Charlotte residents who are using water bottles, posters and other discarded items from the Democratic National Convention to create art.

The "Recycling/Reseeing" sculpture uses 60 feet of chain link fence to demonstrate the amount of cast-off material accumulated from the convention, the Charlotte Observer reports.

"It's going to take on more and more character as the time goes by," says architect Antonio Martinez, who helped design and build the chain-link canvas.

Martinez, is a member of the Quasimodo Project, a group of Charlotte artists, architects and other creative professionals who planted art projects in the city during the convention.

The group is using the outside of the 12-floor UNC Charlotte's Center City Building as a video screen for projections each night.

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