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Trash-turned-art, with a message Web Staff
April 13, 2018 07:58 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – You've heard the saying that one man's trash is another man's treasure.


That's not exactly the case here, but Crystal Muzik did use trash to make a piece of art – and it has a very important message.

"We came up with the simple name of Roadside Choices," Muzik said.

That's what she's calling her latest sculpture, a four-foot tall bottle assembled entirely from mini alcohol bottles. It tackles two ongoing issues: Roadside litter and alcohol abuse, as well as drinking and driving.

Muzik said the project started with a walk she took near her Taos home when she noticed plenty of roadside trash. She said there was especially a large number of mini liquor bottles strewn among more common littered items like fast food wrappers, and that caught her attention.

"So then I would count my steps and I would count my steps until the next bottle, and I would count, 'One, two, three steps,' and then there would be another mini alcohol bottle," she said.

Muzik said she decided on that walk to tackle her project, calling it a "simple but thought-provoking issue."

She said she's still looking for a place to display the finished piece, but in the meantime Muzik is getting the word out online, via a website and social media page.

"We have the choice to not drink and drive," she said.

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