Artwork that includes recycled supplies can produce interesting pieces to look at. Taking old objects and turning them into completely new ones that grab the observer’s attention requires a creative outlook.
Eric Van Hove is a conceptual artist with an automotive flair and an imagination.
The V12 Laraki, his engine reconstruction of a Mercedes V12, is a one of a kind work. Completely taking apart a Mercedes engine, Van Hove recreated each piece with amazing detail.
He also had some added Moroccan influence. A grant funded project led the artist to Morocco where he received design assistance with the engine from approximately 35 different skilled craft hands throughout many regions in the area.
Over 50 different materials were combined to create the amazing engine replica. Some of the supplies used included various woods, fossils, stones and even remnants of animal bones. The intricate process took 9 long months and countless hours to produce.
Another artist that reuses automobile parts as a medium is Andrew Chase. Welding pieces of metal and plumbing supplies together he creates sharp looking mechanical animals.
His recycled robotic steampunk style cheetah seems to come to life.
If you like recycled automobile art, check out this gallery of auto parts art.
Displays that don’t leave behind any car parts, like Burial Mound, certainly make an impression. This comes from an unknown artist, and almost makes you wonder if it was intended as art or was the result of neglect – or perhaps both?
Arman’s towering sculpture titled Long Term Parking is comprised of 60 vehicles embedded in concrete.
Also, Der Turm von Klythie created by sculptor John Chamberlain definitely looks like something intimidating to sit under.
Recycled automotive designs put a new perspective on scrap metal.
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