Old Hubcaps Recycled Into Stunning Animal Sculptures

For over twelve years now, Brighton, UK-based artist Ptolemy Elrington has been morphing discarded hubcaps into amazing animal sculptures. Within his work he concentrates on creating sculpture of natural forms from found and re-cycled materials. At the moment he is working with a variety of materials including shopping trolleys, scrap metal and car wheel trims which he re-shapes into a variety of life forms. “Hubcap creatures are made entirely from re-cycled materials. All the hubcaps are found, usually on the side of the road, and therefore bear the scars of their previous lives in the form of scratches and abrasions. I believe these marks add texture and history to the creatures they decorate.”

Surreal Animal Sculptures by Wang Ruilin

In the series of sculptures titled “Dreams” Chinese sculptor Wang Ruilin creates surreal animals that don’t act like animals at all. Their backs, and sometimes their antlers, function as arcs that carry monumental elements of nature like lakes and mountain cliffs. “Leaving individuals behind is painful”, admits the 29-year old sculptor, but it allows us to reduce confusion and see the value and force of life. Ruilin’s copper sculptures are the result of Eastern classical painting and imagery that’s been combined with past experiences. He recalls a life-changing incident when, at the age of 4 or 5, he encountered a painting of a horse by the artist Xu Beihong. He became obsessed with the vigorous animal and has ever since identified with it. The artist describes his creative process as digging deep into his heart and excavating “works that originally exist from various experiences.”

Creative “Animal Lace” Wall Sculptures

Young artists Linlin and Pierre-Yves Jacques have used 3D printing techniques to develop the wall sculptures out of white polyamide and gloss paint. Spectacular collection “Animal Lace” features wall sculptures in the shape of animal busts. By day, the strong white 3D shapes protrude out from the wall in a decorative display. By night, lights glimmer through the animal forms, and a dynamic energy radiates from the complex lace patterns in unexpected formations along the wall. Pierre-Yves says, “The process of creation with four hands and two minds is not that easy, but I think that’s something we like. We love to confront our ideas, we hope this allows us to give birth to surprising pieces of art.”

Edouard Martinet’s Metal Animals Sculptures

We’ve already shown you a lot of interesting sculptures and today want to continue. The following intricate metal animal sculptures were created by French artist Edouard Martinet. He uses all sorts of recycled objects to create amazingly detailed creatures – from bicycle parts to kitchen elements. His collection contains sea creatures, birds, insects and each metal sculpture is highly detailed executed. Take a look! Hope you will like it.