Trash to treasure: UH professor turns broken glass into art

HOUSTON — After nearly a year of collecting street debris, a University of Houston Professor is turning trash into art at the Blaffer Art Museum on campus.

During his walks around the city, Gabriel Martinez finds broken glass, writes down the location and returns days later to collect it and bring it to his studio to create.

"A lot of times it's something that we pass by everyday, we don't see it, we don't look at it, we're not really thinking about it but it's always there," said Martinez.

Martinez's exhibition is scheduled to run from now until Jan. 27.