As a connoisseur of âturning trash object âXâ into art object âYââ stories, Iâve gotten a little jaded about salvaged art. But the work of artist Jean Shin, as highlighted on NPR and currently being featured in the Smithsonian, is some of the cooler stuff Iâve come across. Mainly, I appreciate that she doesnât settle for the one-dimensional âsee, trash is actually useful/interesting/not trash!â argument posited by a lot of salvage artists. She uses trash, she makes art, but each piece makes its own statement, such as chandeliers made of empty prescription medication bottles, or forests of old trophies altered to celebrate every day endeavors. Be sure to check out her site.