One’s Trash is Another’s Treasure: The works of Ira Mency

Going green, recycling, and upcycling are the affairs of Ira Mency. What is considered trash for most of us is a treasure turned into art for this Baltimore artist. Her story begins at the age of 16, living alone and juggling high school and working two jobs. She was the girl people saw dumpster diving in the apartment complex for broken things that she could fix up and re-use. Neighbors would bring her items as if she was the Goodwill drop off. Continue reading One’s Trash is Another’s Treasure: The works of Ira Mency