Julie Koch of jul lays out mosaics on unconventional canvases of windows, scrap wood, bowling balls, plates and other items destined for the dump. Her artwork process is inspired by the recycled goods themselves, allowing the object’s lines to guide her mosaics.

Julie offers a suggestion, “Think about what you have and what it could be before you just toss it. Be thoughtful with the earth and with your belongings. You bought this item for a reason; you liked the item when you bought it. Why is it not fitting right now? What could you do so you don’t have to throw it away?”