Saturday, 13 January 2018

The Shiniest of Upcycling


A friend tagged me on Facebook the other day.  She'd attached a video showcasing the work of artist Matt Wilson who recycles cutlery and other bits of metal to make sculptures.  She thought that it would be right up my street.  You can follow the link to watch it here but I've decided to share some still photos so you'll be able to focus more closely on the exquisite ingenuity that goes into the design of each piece.  If I've whetted your appetite go and have a look at the Airtight Artwork for more beautiful work.


Oh my goodness gracious!  I am so pleased that these came under my radar.  It's great how you can identify what bits and pieces went into the making of each sculpture.  I'm particularly taken by this pregnant android.  It seems like she has a measuring spoon or ladle as her tummy.  I'm not sure of the scale.


Here's another of those gorgeous little birds.   I like how the stamped markings on the cutlery has added a certain jauntiness to his plumage.

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And I think that this has to be my favourite piece of upcycling ever.  A man who finds a use of redundant shower hoses has to be a genius!

11 comments:

  1. I like the birds best! Especially the top one. (The website didn't seem to want to " load". )

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    1. Tested both links and they should work. Maybe the Internet is having a blip. Like I do some days! xx

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  2. Ingenius! I'd give any one you've shown house room.

    Joan (Devon)

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    1. I'm being greedy but I think that a flock of the little birds would be lovely. xx

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  3. Saw these and thought they were clever and beautiful. I would love to own one. Catriona

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  4. wow, I love those, thanks for sharing.

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  5. All I could do is lay a shower hose on my chest of drawers & tell visitors it was a snake.They are wonderful & Matt Wilson has a great talent x

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  6. So very clever! I have seen jewelry made from silver cutlery , a friend has a lovely pendant made from a fork with gracefully curved tines- but this is truly exceptional. I love it. JanF

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    1. Yes I've seen those too. A friend told me about her bracelet made from a fork. xx

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