Hubcap Art

This chap - calls himself Ptolemy - makes his living recycling hubcaps into works of art (mainly fish).

They're for sale through his website, but it's more fun to look at his work and figure out how you would do it...


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Wow, those are incredible! So much better than my Springy the Ford Turtle. :P
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LinuxH4x0r8 years ago
Nice! I want to try to make them
Goodhart8 years ago
Really cool. Sadly, so many caps lately are made from plastic.
Kiteman (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
So are these - the reason I posted this is because his work was featured on a kids' art programme I was watching with #1 son - we saw him make a seahorse, and the hubcaps were clearly plastic.
Oh I see......and here I assumed he was doing a lot of metal cutting, welding, and brazing... They are still very nicely done, though.
Kiteman (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
It seems that most of what he does is cut up the caps and then wire the bits together.
Labot20018 years ago