I found Urban Woodswalker, aka Mary Anne Enriquez, by searching for free photos.
I wanted images of trash art that were CC-licensed for reproduction, and after a while I noticed that one artist’s work kept coming up over and over. What’s more, it was good.
I started browsing Mary Anne’s portfolio, and soon discovered that not only is she an immensely talented crafter, she’s also quite prolific. Her work ranges from can-art jewelry, to gallery displays, to an entire outfit (including boots) made from plastic bags.
Mary Anne gives her photos away for free. She turns junk into art and then shares it: what could be more generous? (A note to all artists: I wouldn’t have found these works if they hadn’t been shared in the Creative Commons.)
Here’s a sampling of Urban Woodswalker junk jewelry, most of which you can buy from her Etsy store at amazingly cheap prices.