Monday, September 14, 2009

Dan Phillips

I came across Dan Phillips a few days ago and am in complete amazement! Phillips, a 64 year-old man with quite a background, lives in East Texas town and builds low income housing using found objects or in other words, trash. Phillips began building these houses because "he was disturbed by the irony of landfills choked with building materials and yet a lack of affordable housing". Not only is Phillips recycling materials but he is creating art. He pays close attention to every detail in each of his houses and the pattern and texture created by hundreds of the same thing is captivating. Please enjoy these photos and read The New York Times' article on Dan Phillips, he truly is incredible!

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