Friday, 20 January 2012

Animals Made of Dumped Cars

Once the cars are dumped on a landfill, they do not die, they gain a second life – in another life form. To be more precise – in the form of cows or bulls. At least that is what is happening in Finland, where the artist and designer creates a giant metal cow from its antiquated coachwork. Helsinki-based sculptor Miina Äkkijyrkkä’s sculptures are immense. She purchases dozens of used vehicles from dealers around Finland and uses the colorful scraps to form these towering bovines that at times look coincidentally like an At At from Star Wars. She not only attended art school, she also spent a year studying at the Dairy Farming School. Äkkijyrkkä’s artwork reflects her academic history, with an added dash of mechanic chic.

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