Trash becomes art at Donner Lake

“Weightless” | Zario Mancassola

New sculptures of flying fish at Donner Lake were crafted from an unconventional source: a heap of sunken junk. Unveiled on Oct. 17, “Weightless” emerged from a 13,000 pound debris pile of steel anchors, designer sunglasses, boat bumpers, buoys and traffic cones retrieved from the bottom of the lake by local nonprofit Clean Up the Lake.

The sculptures were commissioned by the Town of Truckee and created by Yustina Salnikova and Joel Dean Stockdill of Building 180, an all-inclusive art production firm.|