Scrap metal

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South Dakota-based artist John Lopez (previously featured here) creates awesome life-size sculptures of animals by welding together pieces of scrap metal, often pieces of abandoned farm machinery collected from local ranchers and farmers that he’s known since he was a kid. The creatures he creates are so lifelike that it’s hard to believe their myriad parts and pieces were ever used for anything else.

Visit John Lopez’s website, blog and Facebook page to check out more of his magnificent metalwork.

[via Twisted Sifter and Dailymail.co.uk]

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Stunning Animal Sculptures Made From Scrap Metal By Hasan Novrozi

If a steampunk gentleman was to ride a clockwork horse, he would prefer something like the metal sculptures of Hasan Novrozi. This artist who studied in Iran uses all sorts of metal bits and bobs, and scrap metal to make some of the largest pieces his work. Just look how natural both the horse and Pegasus look! And how that’s achieved by making a 3D scrap metal collage – the attention to detail and artistic vision is astounding. Of course, this doesn’t stop Hasan from making more conventional metal art, from parts shaped and welded to fit. The eagle is particularly impressive, so dynamic and natural! One can definitely get the impression that it is about to take off.

His Facebook

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Superb Animal Sculptures Made From Scrap Metal By Hasan Novrozi

If a steampunk gentleman was to ride a clockwork horse, he would prefer something like the metal sculptures of Hasan Novrozi. This artist who studied in Iran uses all sorts of metal bits and bobs, and scrap metal to make some of the largest pieces his work. Just look how natural both the horse and Pegasus look! And how that’s achieved by making a 3D scrap metal collage – the attention to detail and artistic vision is astounding. Of course, this doesn’t stop Hasan from making more conventional metal art, from parts shaped and welded to fit. The eagle is particularly impressive, so dynamic and natural! One can definitely get the impression that it is about to take off.Just like the metal Pegasus. 

[Found on a blog run by assholes] 

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This sculpture of the Hulk is nothing short of incredible. He was created by Thai scrap metal artist Ban Hun Lek, who’s made a name for himself by creating awesome pop culture-inspired sculptures out of materials salvaged from old cars. Look closely and you’ll see that most of Lek’s Hulk is made of nuts and bolts that’s been painstakingly welded together to form those massive angry muscles. The rusty patina helps amplify the anger and super awesomeness of the Hulk’s character.

Check out many more amazing scrap metal sculptures by Ban Hun Lek over on his facebook page or at the Old Steel Art website.

[via RocketNews24]

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Scrap Metal Praying Mantis - Stainless Steel Sculpture

This sculpture is made from a collection of scrap stainless steel cutlery and used bicycle pieces. I wanted the piece to have a sleek, mirrored, mechanical look which would describe the creatures precise and efficient anatomy.

Mantids are masters of stealth and ambush prey by camouflaging themselves against the surrounding plant life.

> GreenHandSculpture / Etsy

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Today the Department of Exceptional Upcyling explores the fantastic life-size metal animals made by Iranian sculptor Hasan Novrozi, who welds his creatures together using countless pieces of scrap metal, including old car parts and metal tools.

Visit Hasan Novrozi’s Facebook page to check out more of his stunning metal birds and beasts.

[via Twisted Sifter and Bored Panda]

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Indonesian artist Ono Gaf turns a great big heaps of scrap metal and junk into amazing animal sculptures. His latest creation is this awesome giant turtle. The colossal chelonian is made of hundreds of individual metal components, including tools, tractor rotors, springs, instruments and all sorts of car and bike parts.

Visit the Jakarta Post to learn more about Ono Gaf and his artwork.

Photos by Gina Sanderson

[via Colossal]