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Not all public art is as massively noticeable as Janet Echelman's Her Secret is Patience (the large "butterfly net" in downtown Phoenix.

Some collection are a bit hidden, like the Municipal Art Collection at the North Gateway Transfer Station and Materials Recovering Facility. It juts out of the desert horizon at exit 220 on Interstate 17.

We discovered this gem among the trash (literally) when we picked up the City of Phoenix's postcard-style book documenting and describing all the works on permanent display.

Recycle Art at The North Gateway Transfer Station

In 2009, three artists were commissioned the City of Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs to "...explore the issues of recycling, sustainability and the environment."

Christopher Colville (Phoenix), Paho Mann (Arizona, now Texas) and Brian Moss (Los Angeles) were selected from more than 40 applicants by the

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