Saw a great exhibit of Recycled Art by Jean Shin at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC at 8th and G St NW. She used many items one could consider garbage such as old ties, pill bottles, computer keyboards, unravelling yarns.
we were not allowed to take photgraphs.
check out her work online..
It is definitely worth a visit if you are in DC . It is available till July 26, 2009