What does America mean to you? That question was answered by 125 local artists including our very own, Eric Wood. Eric’s post-consumer recycled art piece titled “New/Old America” was created from cardboard, wood and plastics. His goal was to use as many recycled pieces as possible; items that would have been used and discarded in landfills. A majority of the materials utilized were from the architecture, engineering and construction industry which produces 45% of waste in today’s landfills. By incorporating post-consumer objects in art, Eric is giving them a second purpose, minimizing waste and hopefully inspiring others to recycle their trash, whether through conventional methods or in art form.