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Make a penny, leave a penny. That's how one cash-strapped Michigan woman obtained the 84,000 pennies she used to construct a gigantic replica of a 1-cent coin, which won her artistic acclaim and allowed her to share her inspirational story. Wander Martich says she only started building her massive coin after she was forced to pinch pennies when she went through a divorce, lost her home to foreclosure and lost her job in 2006. That's when Martich's daughters -- ages 6 and 9 -- gave their mom the loose change they had been saving in their piggy bank.
Bob Campbell, also known as Stig , as is much a metal sculptor as he is an industrial artist or furniture designer. Using scrap metal parts from cogs and wheels to chains and treads, he crafts recycled one-of pieces and furniture sets that use a creative combination of manufactured pieces and built-from-scratch shapes. He incorporates leather, wood and other industrial materials as needed but metal is always at the core of his work.
Musee des Manufactures de Dentelles, 2010. http://www.ville-retournac.fr/musee/anglais/index.htm Art Gallery of Mississauga, March 4th to April 25th, 2010 http://www5.mississauga.ca/agm/Default/HomePg.htm "Lace in Translation" Installation at the The Design Center at Philadelphia University. (Opening September 24, lecture Sept 25)
Kris Kuksi is a 36-year-old sculptor from Missouri, USA. His sculptures are created out of discarded toys, old mechanical parts and other tossed away items. The sheer amount of detail within is work is truly incredible. He is able to create entire worlds that almost appear frozen in time. According to Kuksi’s artist statement, his work is “feeling that he has always belonged to the ‘Old World’.
<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2006/04/hoart3.jpg?w=498&h=685" height="685" width="498" border="0" hspace="4" vspace="4" alt="Hoart3" /> Mark Ho made this metal robot sculpture as part of an “ultimate puppet” project – [ via ] Link.