You’ve finished your Saturday morning repairs.
The tools are wiped and put away, and you’re about to throw away the useless parts when you look at them and see a kind of beauty in their design. Underneath the oil and grime, there are graceful curves and intricate cuts in the metal, and just for a minute you think they’re too interesting to just throw away or recycle.
Well, Australian James Corbett must have the same idea a few times when he was himself an auto recycler in Brisbane. In 1999 he turned the idea into more than a fleeting whim: he created his first auto parts sculpture, an off road race buggy.
Since then, he’s gone on create many incredibly life-like sculptures using discarded car parts. As his Website explains it, “nothing is bent into shape; the original integrity of each car part is maintained.”
We have one sample of his sculpture, but you can see a gallery of his favorites here.
(story via The Presurfer)