CR 12: Brundidge Man Turns Trash into Art

Posted by: Judd Davis - bio | email

Brundidge, AL (WSFA) -   There's an old saying, one man's trash is another man's treasure.   Brundidge resident Curtis Monroe proves it's true.    "All this stuff is recycled, just thrown away," Monroe said.

Curtis Monroe fought in Vietnam and returned to Alabama to live his life.   As time went by he realized something was missing.    "For awhile I was lost.   I needed a hobby."    He certainly found one.    "If somebody throws away at TV, stereo, computer, or cell phone, I take them apart and get to work."

As far as where the ideas come from, and how he operates, Monroe has his own style.  "I never sketch anything or draw anything, I don't plan anything, just start and go.   Sometimes when I start something I'll work on it and then move on and work on something else.   I always work on 2 or 3 projects at the same time."

You might think he artwork is odd or unusual, but Curtis Monroe has turned other peoples junk into a form of art that's changed his life.   He's not lost anymore.

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