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The Art of the Discarded Bottle Cap
updated: Oct 12, 2013, 1:00 PM
By David Powdrell
Here's the deal: I'm a scavenger. I'm always scanning the ground for bottle caps. It all started a few
years ago when an artist I met used old bottle caps in her work. Very cool, I thought.
Discarded bottle cap collecting is a quirky habit, I know. I've tried to kick it but just can't seem to do it.
I justify it as another form of trash pick-up, but I think I'm just kidding myself. "It's like looking for sea
glass on the beach", I'll retort when challenged by my amigos. Either way, I'm hooked now and as long
as nobody's getting hurt, I guess we're all good.
The more worn out, the more weathered, the more unique the logo, the better the bottle cap. I've got a
few Mason jars filled with bottle caps now. Some from Paris, some from Texas but none from Paris,
Most are recognizable beer bottle caps, but soda and wine caps slip in there on occasion. Some of the
bottle caps logos are completely unrecognizable; the wording has been rusted to oblivion. Sweet!!
Here's a display I call "The Art of the Discarded Bottle Cap".
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