One man’s pile of trash is an artist’s amazing
work. If you look through a viewfinder at this assembly of a sofa, guitar, and lamp,
a soldier’s portrait appears. French artist Bernard Pras spent a good chunk of his childhood
in a toy store and likes to use recycled material to reimagine classics such as “The Wave” and
“Starry Night.” He’s a specialist in junk collages. He’s done portraits of Jack Nicholson
from “The Shining” and turned the iconic Uncle Sam poster into a 3D piece. Pras shows us
some things are not as they seem. Picture art imitating art through another angle. Creativity
lies in the eye of the toilet paper holder.