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Monet's famous view of London recreated in recycled plastic.<br />
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PopArt - Artist Jane Perkins recreates famous people and paintings from recycled plastic rubbish.<br />
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Her stunning 'Plastic Classics' generate the most interest and sell for thousands of pounds.<br />
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She has created rubbish replica's of famous paiintings by Van Gogh's, Monet, Raphael, Gustav Klimt, Salvi and Frida Kahlo as well as Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai's the Great Wave of Kanagawa.<br />
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She also creates pictures of animals for private commissions. For example, a stunning work of a tiger's head is made up of objects like plastic toy animals, golf tees and beads.<br />
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Jane, a former hospital nurse from Kenton, near Exeter, Devon, now sells her work for up to £2,500 a go.<br />
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She said: "I go to car boot sales and buy anything that is plastic, mostly toys and bits of broken jewellery, anything small. The neighbours often give me bags of bits and pieces they no longer want. <br />
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"People love them because they can see the whole image but also see what is in it. They can find things in them that they recognise, like little bits from their childhood.