Reblog: Hubcap Animal Sculptures, check out My Modern Met

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Hubcap Owl

The above owl is made from hubcaps.

Dude just found some hubcaps and made an owl. I dream of doing stuff like that. I found some fake silver leaves in the street the other day, brought them home. They’re staring at me, still plain fake silver leaves. Today I went on twitter briefly, next to the leaves, intending only to get a quick few pieces of semi-businessy things done. Then I was seduced by the amazing post Abandoned Hubcaps Transform into Amazing Animal Sculptures – My Modern Met.  @MyModernMet  rocks – highly highly recommend following them. They find the coolest stuff on the internet.  Today they linked to http://www.hubcapcreatures.com/, see the cool owl photo? The site of artist Ptolemy Elrington (and does that name sound fake or what?) showing off his reclaimed metal sculptures – not just hubcaps to be clear, he just did one using shopping carts(‘trollys’ in brit speak).  Hubcap art makes me think of street kids, and this specific art is more steampunk than street, though not strictly that at all.  I guess I can see the artist being into steampunk from the photo – yes I’m massively stereotyping. Somehow it seems strange to me that Brits would be into steampunk, partially because steampunk is so.. brit-loving. But Dr. Who definitely gets steampunky every once in a while, so.. sure.

Why are you still here? The pics are elsewhere

Anyways, hie yourself off to check out the source websites for more cool art photos(and the art itself if you’ve got the cash!).  Oh, and if you feel like giving me something – I know he’s got a squirrelfish, but the triggerfish is just that bit cuter…please?  Oh, and someone should get Mozilla that fox.

Hassan Hajjaj, Kesh Angels, Re-interpreted Rock Stars

photo by HASSAN HAJJAJ

photo by HASSAN HAJJAJ

Dangerous Minds | The badass girl motorcyclists of Morocco introduced me to this collection by Hassan Hajjaj.  More research has shown that he’s cooler than one exhibit can show.  The NY Times even agrees!  His LACMA interactive video work is on my to-track-down list, check out the video here: http://www.lacma.org/video/hassan-hajjaj

From an Independent article “I build the frames using objects I find in markets,” he explains. “Cans of Fanta, tins or boxes of chicken stock… I wanted to use the repetition of the labels in a slightly humorous context, relating to something happening in the photographs, but I also wanted to create repetitive patterns to evoke the mosaics of Morocco in a modern context.

Rilene by Hassan Hajjaj
Rilene by Hassan Hajjaj