Upcycling is one of my favorite methods of recomposition; the recomposition of physical items. The basic concept is to make something out of a material that would otherwise be considered waste.
Common things that are upcycled include
- And (my favorite) plastic bags
With enough creativity, just about anything can be upcycled. I often keep little knick-knacks that I look at and think, “I know I could make SOMETHING with this, but I have no idea WHAT yet.” Many artists use upcycled materials in their pieces.
(EDIT: I’m trying to get the pictures to link back to the source (since originally I kind of just stole the pictures from Google and I’ve learned that’s problematic), but the site for the tire landscaping is throwing a tantrum. I’ll fix it ASAP)