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Thread: Amazing junk art

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    This is the man that converts parts of cars scrapped sculptures
    worth thousands of dollars.v The Australian artist James Corbett,

    46-year-old creates these sculptures using salvaged old car parts.
    One of the pieces, a ram of spark plug, sold for a
    whopping $23,000.

    His sculptures are made of gears, spark plugs, exhaust,
    radiator, anything that the artist can achieve.

    After spending weeks dedicated to locate suitable pieces, James
    meticulously cleaned every part and welds them together.

    He said: "I was working in a warehouse of scrap and type I know,
    that ran races stock cars, showed me a Trophy winner fact with
    levers of change." "I looked at it and I thought that I could do
    a much better job so I started making my own sculptures."

    "After a period of time, people began to become more and more
    in what I was doing and now what do I win me life, is a dream
    come reality."

    "On average, each piece takes a little over two weeks of work,
    but the larger pieces can take much longer”, he says.

    Corbett lives in Ningi , Queensland , Australia with his wife Jodie.

    Sculptures using pieces of old cars; the French and British cars
    are James’ favorites to retrieve.

    James says that welding and the sculpture of the parts is not the
    part that consumes most time of the artist. "Often the longest
    part of the process is finding old parts suitable for sculpture."

    The sculptor is exhibiting his work in the Gallery John Davies in
    Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire , England , until December 19.

    "My two favorite pieces I've created for this exhibition are the
    ram and the wild boar,” he says.
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    One man's junk....................is another man's treasure!!

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    So that's what my sculpture professor was talking about when she said "assemblage"

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    Those are fabulous!!! That is the kind of art I could look at all day.

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    now that's my type of art and just think, he's recycling too

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    Wow, that is amazing!

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    That is just so clever, amazing art, not everyones cup of tea but I love it.

    Don´t know where I would put one IF ever I could afford one though

    Elle :-D :-D

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    Really cool stuff and he not bad either

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    His animals are AMAZING!

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    That is way cool! And he is one hot dude!

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    Those are Great what a creative eye he has !! :)

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    How awesome!

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    Those are quite unique!!!

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    Ditter, what is the site for these pictures? I would like to send it to my welder son and give him a subtle hit that I am still waiting for a piece of artwork from him.

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    Makes you look at things in a new light. Very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanie2
    Ditter, what is the site for these pictures? I would like to send it to my welder son and give him a subtle hit that I am still waiting for a piece of artwork from him.
    Someone sent them to my hubby by email. There were more pictures then the ones I posted. Pm me your email and I'll send them to you... :-D

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    I think the Ram and the Tractor are my favorites but I wouldn't pay 23000 for both of them! He's undoubtably a fantastic artist and has found a way to turn trash to treasure.

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    He certainly has a gift. I wonder how long it takes to plan and create one, or if he just starts building and lets them take on a life of their own.

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    Wow, those are wild. They do draw you eye though. Thanks for sharing.

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