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Haribaabu Naatesam recycled art

Caelifera (Grasshopper). Haribaabu Naatesam recycled art

Caelifera (Grasshopper). Haribaabu Naatesam recycled art

Haribaabu Naatesam recycled art
Talented Indian sculptor Haribaabu Naatesam (“Hari”) makes beautiful sculptures from the remnants and broken parts of electronics in his Mumbai studio. Medium he uses – out-of date motherboards, floppy disks, mobile phones, CDs, watches, and record players. With a vision of artist, the sculptor gathers them together to create stunning works of art. He really breathes a new life into the broken gadgets, transforming them into anything, from birds and crabs to shoes and transport. Haribaabu Naatesam graduated from the Chennai Fine Arts College, then the National Institute of Design in Ahmadabad. The Indian maestro can answer the question, whether there is a soul in camera phones and players. It’s thanks to him that the souls of dead gadgets move to sculpture and live on, continuing to delight audiences.
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Steampunk sculptor Igor Verniy

Steampunk sculptor Igor Verniy returns fairly forgotten dove of peace in a new guise

Krasnoyarsk born Russian Steampunk sculptor Igor Verniy returns fairly forgotten dove of peace in a new guise

Krasnoyarsk based Steampunk sculptor Igor Verniy has created a stunning steampunk gallery of cute cyberpunk creatures and mobile models of wildlife. The 22-year-old master Igor Verniy graduated from Moscow State University. He is an engineer in the field of metal, and a specialist in the evolution of stars and astrophysics. Meanwhile, Igor Verniy writes on his page: “In the 21st century there are still fans of old school ideas. These are people who are nostalgic for rusty metal, gears, and the smell of motor oil”. According to Igor, he is one of those True Metal fans. Igor creates his models out of auto parts, parts of old watches, cigarette lighters, home appliances, electronics, etc.
The artist’s statement: “At heart I’m an artist and I see the beauty of this world in bright colors, but I’m also a mechanic,” Igor says. “And these two qualities help me to create.”
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Robot orphanage junk art by Brian Marshall

Robot orphanage junk art by Brian Marshall

Adopt a bot. Robot orphanage junk art by Brian Marshall

Robot orphanage junk art by Brian Marshall
American sculptor Brian Marshall from Wilmington, Delaware, has created The world’s first robot orphanage. In particular, the entire army of cute robots, with nice expression and great stance. And looking at them you can’t resist not to adopt one of them. Meanwhile, the artist himself calls his gallery of sculptures “adopt a bot”, which is worth doing. Every “orphan” – made of found objects – old cutlery, discarded cans, car parts, any metal objects. According to Brian Marshall, he began making these cute robots quite innocently. He collected various broken utensils, disassembled them into parts, and then created amusing figures of mechanical men. And then, he just gave some of his creations to his friends. Over time, the collection widened, gaining prominence. His wonderful robots made ​​from scrap metal, began to find their owners. A young artist has been creating beautifully detailed sculptures for some years already, and it’s not just a hobby, it’s an obsession.
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Metal barrel cut art by Anne and Philippe Guilbaud

Metal barrel cut art by Anne and Philippe Guilbaud

Nature inspired Metal barrel cut art by Anne and Philippe Guilbaud, French craftsmen and artists

Metal barrel cut art by Anne and Philippe Guilbaud
The art of Nice based artists Anne and Philippe Guilbaud can compete with the most beautiful lace in the world. Indeed, in the skillful hands of Anne and Philippe, the common once-disposed items transform into artful collection worthy of masterpieces. According to the artists of the creative duo, they have a ten-year experience in metal craftsmanship. But the idea to establish a line of furniture with unique design came to the craftsmen three years ago. Thus, their common passion to recycle old metal drums turned into stunning collection of pieces of furniture. In particular, lanterns, interior lighting, flowers, and lounges. Noteworthy, they make all the items entirely from hand cut old metal barrels. Anne and Philippe Guilbaud have called their art collection “Dentelles & Bidons’, which continues to grow.
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Manhole covers Art

Manhole covers Art in Moscow – St. George the Victorious. Designed by Lebedev Studio, Russia

Moscow – St. George the Victorious. Designed by Lebedev Studio, Russia. Manhole covers Art

Manhole covers Art
In 2000-2001, in Moscow took place the global mail-art project “Sewers of the World, Unite!”. And its foundation beczme the manhole photos from around the world, as well as the author’s interpretation of the theme in the form of creative projects and facilities.
Located in a completely incomprehensible places, manholes have become an integral part of the city streets. We pass by, without even noticing them –
on the road, or right on the sidewalks. Meanwhile, if the manholes are on the road – they perform utilitarian function. However, with sidewalks the story is different. Noteworthy, manholes on the pedestrian zone can not be ugly, because tourists judge about the city by design of the manholes as well. And in the cities where people love and respect their place of living, the manholes can be a real piece of art.
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Bullet art by David Palmer

'American Legacy'

‘American Legacy’. Bullet art by David Palmer

‘American Legacy’ highlights the significance of arms in America, both historically, militarily and individually. In reverence to Liberty, it acknowledges the necessity of arms to defend her, while questioning the many military actions waged in her name. American contemporary artist, 60-year-old California resident David Palmer began to create portraits of celebrities from unusual medium – bullet shells. Author of weapon art depicts mostly the famous people who died from gunshot wounds – John Lennon, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. After collecting enough bullet casings, the artist puts them together to create a metal canvas, and using a small hand torch darkens the ends of the bullet casings, creating incredibly detailed portraits. Using such a seemingly inappropriate art medium like bullets to depict their victims, Palmer hopes viewers will “see the miracles that can arise from choosing to create rather than destroy.”
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Zlatoust engraving art

Zlatoust engraving art

Zlatoust engraving art

Zlatoust engraving art – highly exclusive, timeless products made ​​by the hands of skilled craftsmen, from brass, nickel and gold, in the technique of multi-cycle application, artistic prints, panache brush, etching, nickel plating. Zlatoust was founded in 1754 and named in honor of St. John Zlatoust. The city is surrounded by the mountains of the Southern Ural. In 1815 there was built arms factory, which produced a variety of types of bladed weapons (swords, sabers, swords, daggers, knives). At this time rare art was born in Zlatoust – steel engraving. Great contribution to the development of prints made ​​P.P.Anosov – the great Russian scientist and metallurgist. Under his leadership, for the first time in Russia was obtained damask steel.
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