Aussie artist finds an unusual use for unwanted car parts...
In these lean, green times, even PH occasionally has to mention the 'R' word (that's 'recycling', not 'recession'). But it doesn't all have to be about cardboard eco-boxes with tyres made from old shoes. An exhibition opening its doors next weekend will show a selection of dramatic sculptures made from scrapped and damaged car parts, and includes many recreations of classic and vintage cars.
Australian artist James Corbett has been creating sculptures out of scrap for years, and much of his work has concentrated on cars and bikes. Many of the parts he uses come from rare and classic cars, and are sourced at scrap yards and swapmeets in Corbett's native Queensland.
But James doesn't confine his activities to the scrapyard and swapmeet. He once built himself a full-size car in the style of a pre-war racer. The car he named 'Toad Hall' is based on a Model T Ford chassis, and powered by a tuned Mercury flathead V8.
We've gathered some pictures below, showing a selection of the amazing sculptures that Corbett has created, some of which will be at the exhibition in a few weeks time. We hope the eagle-eyed among you might have some fun spotting where some of the parts have come from...
Corbett's latest British exhibition runs from 21 November to 19 December at the John Davies gallery in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. For more information check out James Corbetts' homepage, and be sure to visit the John Davies gallery's website for more pictures of amazing car part sculptures.