Architects use canned food to create artwork

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Structures resembling a sea turtle, a museum and a combine were taking shape at a convention center in Oklahoma City using one of the most forgettable items in the house: that old can of peas in the back of the pantry.

Architects and designers were busy building the structures on Friday using thousands of cans of beans, corn, tomato paste and more. The event was part of the national charity drive CANstruction, which hosts competitions and exhibitions of canned artwork. The cans are then donated to local hunger relief organizations. This was the first year for Oklahoma City to host such an event.

Brooke Bellomy with Renaissance Architects says the event is a way to give back to the community.

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