Gallery of Steel Figures is one-of-a-kind museum located in the Polish city of Pruszków, devoting to dozens of sculptures built from scrap metal salvaged from a local scrapyard. The iconic automotive featured in this post is their most recent addition which were designed and built by 50 artists from around the world over the last 5 years. The models include Merc 300 SL, Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini Aventador, a Fiat 500, Maserati GranTurismo and a motorbike. The steel vehicles are built completely to scale and their attention to detail is stunning. The functional door, the realistic interiors and even the engine… Want to see more, head over to the site and check by yourself.
Recycled book art is popular among recycled art projects and they usually be transformed into various sculptures. But this time, those discarded books have their new life as jewellery in London-based artist Jeremy May’s hands. Images and text are harvested from these publications and formed into modern rings, bracelets, necklaces, and more. Their colorfully layered and patterned designs hardly reminds us of their original form but you still kindly tell it from the some blurred text found on the jewellery. To create a piece of jewellery like these, May need to carefully removes their pages—hundreds of them—and laminates them together. After forming the paper into the small wearable, May applies a high-gloss finish to make them shine.
Like those jeweller, you can actually purchase some of them from May’s site.
When you look at those giant sculpture at a distance, you probably will think those are just typical quirky and colourful sculpture you’d find in a small beach town. However when you look up close, those ocean waste (plastic bottle, lighters, beach shovels, and toothbrushes) made sculptures might give you another feeling – not about art. It’s a shocking transition as a fun work of art shifts into a symbol of our society’s plastic consumption and waste before your eyes. Presented by the “Wasted Ashored” project, these amazing yet disturbing sculptures try to show the everyday person how much garbage is coming up on the beaches and spread the message that ocean trash is a huge problem.
Created by Colombian artist Federico Uribe, “We’re at peace” is a set of unusual artwork which consists in freestanding sculptures entirely composed of bullet shells. It play with the juxtaposition between whimsical subject matter, animals that are full of life, and a historically emblematic and lethal medium. Uribe also hopes people to discover an underlying symbolic and aesthetic reality where life overcomes death and beauty, supplants destruction when look at this work.