What do you get in 395 days of junk mail?

January 20, 2009 9:43:24 AM PST
One person's junk mail is an Austin woman's art. [SIGN UP: Get bizarre news sent to you]

Artist Annette Lawrence saved every scrap of junk mail she received, at her home, for about 13 months and made it into an exhibit called "Free Paper."

Lawrence told KXAN-TV that she was "a bit bothered" by the amount of paper that arrived at her residence, 265 pounds worth, during the 395-day period. Instead of recycling the junk mail, Lawrence saved it so observers can take away a sense of "Wow, that is a lot of paper."

Lawrence tore the mail into 2-inch wide strips, stacked and bound the items, and put them on display by month.

The exhibit runs through Feb. 6 at the Flatbed Press & Gallery in Austin.

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