Tag: metal

Mar 25, 2014

Staple Metropolises by Peter Root

Staple Metropolises by Peter Root

In two projects entitled, Ephemicropolis (2010) and Low-Rise (2006), late artist Peter Root used stacks of staples broken into various sizes to create miniature metropolises. For Ephemicropolis, Root used approximately 100,000 staples over a floor area of 20 x 10 feet (600 x 300 cm). The installation took a very steady hand and roughly…

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Jan 20, 2014

Artist Turns 4000 Pieces of Metal Into 10 ft, 550 pound Lion Sculpture

Artist Turns 4000 Pieces of Metal Into 10 ft, 550 pound Lion Sculpture

Turkish artist Selcuk Yilmaz created this unbelievable lion sculpture from 4,000 pieces of hammered metal. Entitled Aslan, the sculpture took the artist 10 months to complete and weighs approximately 250 kg (551 pounds). The sculpture measures 330 cm long by 185 cm tall (10.8 ft x 6.06 ft) Every piece of metal used was…

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Nov 25, 2013

Intricate Animals Made from Scrap Metal and Old Auto Parts

Intricate Animals Made from Scrap Metal and Old Auto Parts

When Edouard Martinet was 10, one of his teachers introduced his pupils to insects. Subliminally, the fascination sunk in to the young French boy. Fast-forward 40 years, and Martinet has become the art world’s virtuoso insectophile, transforming bits and pieces of cast-off junk culled from flea markets and car boot sales into exquisitely executed…

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Jun 7, 2013

175 ft Snake Skeleton by Huang Yong Ping

175 ft Snake Skeleton by Huang Yong Ping

Ressort is the name of the recently commissioned and acquired sculpture by Chinese-French artist Huang Yong Ping for the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). The gigantic aluminum snake skeleton spirals over 53 meters (173.88 ft). Huang was born in Xiamen in southern China in 1954. Along with artists such as Zhang Xiaogang…

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Nov 30, 2012

Sculptures Made from Aluminum Cans

Sculptures Made from Aluminum Cans

Makaon is a Japanese artist that specializes in making sculptures using only aluminum cans. You’ll undoubtedly recognize many of the characters from comics, cartoons and video games. First spotted on Reddit, a commentor suggests that the artist likely uses papercraft templates and aluminum happens to be his medium of choice. Regardless, the results are…

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