Everyday in the United States along, over 100,000 pounds of electronic waste are discarded, some of which are recycled, others may end up in landfills and a small portion of that ends up in the hands of Gabriel Dishaw. After being intrigued by a 9th grade art project called “junk art”, Mr. Dishaw has over years developed that one project into his signature sculptural form of the same name. And specifically 19 Junk Art sneaker sculptures made up of heat sinks, ram chips, mother boards, typewriter keys and any discarded electronic part he can get his hands on.
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