Tag: metal

Dec 10, 2014

Jaw-Dropping Chrome Dog Mural is 100% Spray Paint

Jaw-Dropping Chrome Dog Mural is 100% Spray Paint

Puerto Rican street artist Bikismo just finished this amazing artwork for the RAW Project at Jose de Diego Middle School for Art Basel Miami. The chrome dog is 100% spray paint and took the talented artist about 4 days to complete. The distorted reflections of the surrounding environment are what impressed me most. What…

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Nov 17, 2014

Artist Only Uses 12 Inch Nails to Create Sculptures

Artist Only Uses 12 Inch Nails to Create Sculptures

“Only nails, always different”, explains artist John Bisbee to American Craft (pg 45). For the last 30 years the artist has been exclusively welding nails together and for the last decade he has only worked with 12-inch ‘bright common spikes’, which are the largest and most commercially available nails. As an art student Bisbee…

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Nov 13, 2014

Guy Builds Epic Backyard BBQ Steam Engine Smoker

Guy Builds Epic Backyard BBQ Steam Engine Smoker

Steve, a retired iron worker from Illinois, built this awesome backyard BBQ steam engine smoker over the course of three years. According to his son, “the fire box is from an old farm house wood stove and the wheel rims are from cut up fence posts. He built the water tank and whistles himself…

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Nov 9, 2014

Super Slow Motion Close-Up of Metal Machining

Super Slow Motion Close-Up of Metal Machining

\m/ This is so metal \m/

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Sep 2, 2014

20 ft Transformers Made from Old Car Parts

20 ft Transformers Made from Old Car Parts

Thai artist Anchalee Saengtai has created an amazing series of Transformers sculptures from old, recycled car parts. The family run business started in 2002 and Anchalee and her family build custom, made-to-order scrap metal sculptures ranging from handheld to over 6 meters tall (20 ft), for clients around the world. In addition to Transformers…

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Aug 18, 2014

Molten Metal Meets Wood to Create One of a Kind Furniture

Molten Metal Meets Wood to Create One of a Kind Furniture

Product designer Hilla Shamia combined molten aluminum with wood to create a fascinating series of furniture where the molten metal not only seeps into the porous wood but also slightly chars the points of contact between the two materials. You can see more images and process shots of the project on Hilla’s official website.…

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Jul 18, 2014

Ethereal Wire Fairy Sculptures by Robin Wight

Ethereal Wire Fairy Sculptures by Robin Wight

Artist Robin Wight creates incredible stainless steel wire fairy sculptures that enchant any garden or outdoor area they grace. Based out of Staffordshire, England, the artist’s handmade sculptures are uniquely crafted to their environment. Wight was first inspired by an inexplicable encounter a few years back which he recalls on his website: “A couple…

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Jun 5, 2014

Acid-Etched Metal Art from the Renaissance

Acid-Etched Metal Art from the Renaissance

Information below from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London Etching, derived from an ancient Germanic word for ‘eat’, uses corrosive acids to bite designs into hard surfaces like metal. The background can either be eaten away so the design stands out in relief, or the design itself can be bitten into the surface. The…

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May 16, 2014

The Incredible Scrap Metal Animal Sculptures of John Lopez

The Incredible Scrap Metal Animal Sculptures of John Lopez

Sculptor John Lopez was born and raised on a ranch in Western South Dakota. In the midst of a successful career in bronze sculpting, Lopez discovered an exciting new direction: scrap iron sculpting. “I am never bored! I look forward to each new creation, and it is helping me grow and develop as an…

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Apr 14, 2014

The Kelpies: Scotland’s 100 ft Horse-Head Sculptures

The Kelpies: Scotland’s 100 ft Horse-Head Sculptures

THE KELPIES AT THE HELIX Website | Facebook | Twitter The Kelpies are two 30 metre (100 ft) high horse-head sculptures located at the Forth and Clyde Canal in The Helix, a 350 hectare parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area of Scotland. They are the largest public artworks…

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