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A Smokin' Hot Shell

Quahog Shell Sculpture
Look at this amazing giant quahog shell sculpture. It's constructed entirely of tossed away cigarette butts! The piece was part of an exhibit at the Maritime Museum in Salem, MA, called Trash to Treasure. Thanks Sea Witch for sharing this! And speaking of smokin', I gave it up cold turkey thirteen years ago.

Trash to Treasure
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16 comments:

  1. Congrats for having quit.

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  2. Maya,
    WOW! A truly amazing piece. How big is it? Where were the butts collected?

    Marjorie

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  3. Congrats for having quit, but I wonder one thing...
    Does that shell smell like old ciggie butts???
    Euuuuwwwwwwwwwwwww!

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  4. Hi Maya, I had to take a closer look... you find the most amazing things! PS I quit cold turkey 5 years ago.
    Have a wonderful week end!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  5. I have to admit its a bit weird...:))

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  6. That's funny, I quit cold turkey 14 years ago and it ranks up there with one of the best impulse decisions I've ever made.

    Interesting expression of art Butts as a medium

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  7. It is so hard to quit. I really admire your determination.

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  8. I don't know about the smell! True, it could be a bit nasty. The shell is almost 5 feet long, and I think all the butts were collected on beaches!

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  9. mercy!
    I don't know what else to say...

    ~Julia

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  10. How unusual! Did it smell like stale cigarettes?

    Jane (artfully graced)

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  11. haha Maya
    Amazing.. just incredible.. although it is sad they were butts that were littered along the beaches... nasty people

    Could you send some of that Turkey over my way? the cold one!! I promise I never litter

    xx Julie

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  12. I wouldve never guessed.
    Thats amazing. And good for you for giving up a nasty habit!

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  13. holy smokes...pun intended!!!

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  14. Wow, that is sooo cool and it must have taken so much time! Good job for not smoking.

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  15. That is smoking hot - gorgeous! x

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  16. WOW! tres cool!

    gina @isola bella

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