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Thomas Deininger Recreates Classic Landscapes Out Of Old Toys (Video)

First Posted: 10/21/11 04:13 AM ET   Updated: 12/20/11 05:12 AM ET

They say "one man's trash is another man's treasure," but in Thomas Deininger's recreated landscapes the old saying takes on a while new meaning.

Deininger has taken on the work of impressionist Claude Monet in striking detail, yet upon closer inspection you can see that the yellows are composed of discarded SpongeBobs and the greens are made of thrown-away Kermit the Frog dolls.

What appears as a flat recreation of Monet's "Water-Lily Pond" expands in complexity as Deininger exposes the many layers of found objects that comprise the sizable structure. You can view the video for Deininger's "Monet" below and view the rest of his pack rat works on his Vimeo page.

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