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Awsome car art By James Corbett

just wanted to share this....:)

These are amazing! He has not only made it look like the animal, but they look alive with motion.
The items below were all fabricated from junked 1950 and 1960 automobile parts
by a gentleman in Australia .
Check out all the Spark Plugs......... James Corbett uses remnants of cars from the '50s and '60s.

This is the man that converts scrapped parts of cars into sculptures worth thousands of dollars.
The 46-year-old Australian artist James Corbett, creates these sculptures using salvaged old car parts.
One of the pieces, a ram made from spark plugs, sold for a whopping 23,000.
His sculptures are made of gears, spark plugs, exhausts, radiators,
anything that the artist can salvage.

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

He said: "I was working in a warehouse of scrap and a guy I know, that 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 into what I was doing and now
what do I with my life, is a dream come to 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 of the parts,
and the construction of the sculpture is not what 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 of John Davies in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England , until December 19.

"My two favorite pieces that I've created for this exhibition
are the ram and the wild boar," he says.

Gallery Of John Davies Slideshow by ESSAL | Photobucket




 

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Re: Awsome car art By James Corbett

I've seen his work before. Amazing and the guy has a lot of patience. I would be lucky to finish just one of these sculptures and be ready to move on to something different!
 
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