Throughout the past 30 years, Jeff Ivanhoe spent most of his time collecting and carving your average aluminum cans, and then using the colorful bits and pieces resulting from this painstaking activity to make art.
More precisely: he used the colorful strips available on cans most people throw away with the trash to put together various images. Some of his most famous projects include representations of Elvis Presley and the Statue of Liberty.
Interestingly enough, whereas finding the appropriate materials to carry on with his work cost him close to nothing, the end products sold for considerable amounts of money.
Thus, fans of art made from said recycled aluminum cans paid up to ₤4,000 (approximately €5,130 / $6,200) just to be able to display such mosaics in their homes and offices.
As far as we are concerned, Jeff Ivanhoe's lifelong dedication to turning trash into valuable pieces of art goes to show that, where there is a will, there is also a way of not letting go to waste that can be reused.