I’ve often heard the old adage that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
I suppose that it is that inability to determine the difference between one and the other that has me typing away at 3:00 a.m. instead of sipping a cool drink somewhere in the Bahamas.
I’ve always thought of lint as stuff that needed to be cleaned out of a clothes-dryer vent twice a year, or was valuable as an accelerant when you’re starting an outdoor fire.
An Ohio artist, however, has used it to salute Cleveland Cavaliers Superstar LeBron James in a way that would never have occurred to me!
“CLEVELAND (AP) – An Ohio artist has created an 8-pound (3-kilogram) bust of NBA star LeBron James _ out of lint. Sandy Buffie says she used 30 gallons (113
liters) of lint, 3 gallons (11 liters) of glue and various recycled materials to create the sculpture she’s dubbed “LintBron.” The lint was gathered through
donations of a gallon (3 liter) bag of lint from 30 people. Buffie says it took her five weeks to build the statue. It now sits outside of her design studio in Cleveland.”
I’m sorry, but the idea still strikes me as more than a little off the wall.
That’s the way I see it.