Art

Art comes in many shapes and forms which is why it influences and affects the senses differently for each person. I enjoy finding all kinds of art and especially those treasures that are created by artists who share the story and history behind their masterpieces. I love art that touches my soul and helps change my perspective forever.

“Love of beauty is Taste.
The creation of beauty is Art.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson ~



Since 2002 Ptolemy Elrington, the artist behind the awesome recycled car parts sculptures, has been creating his art at Hubcap creatures. His website states:

Hubcap creatures are made entirely from re-cycled materials. All the hubcaps are found, usually on the side of the road, and therefore bear the scars of their previous lives in the form of scratches and abrasions. I believe these marks add texture and history to the creatures they decorate.

I would say that sure does save him on the cost of materials!

Ptolemy creates sculpture of things found in nature from parts found on old cars and uses the recycled materials for his art. Ptolemy also uses a variety of materials including shopping trolleys, scrap metal and car wheel trims. All of these recycled and discarded materials are then artistically used to create the art found at Hubcap creatures.

So let’s have a look…

Swordfish Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

swordfish bmw eye Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Stingray Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

I’m pretty scared of stingrays, but if I saw one of these swimming toward me, I would TOTALLY freak out. This creature is like a bionic stingray!

stingray Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Rooster Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

I love chickens and roosters. Er Er Er Er Errrrrr!

rooster Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Octopus Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

There’s no escaping the legs of this octopus!

octopus Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Fox Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

I think this fox from Hubcap creatures is absolutely adorable! Ptolemy was so creative with finding this color for the fox! It couldn’t be more perfect!

fox-car-bumpers Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Eagle Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

eagle Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Eagle BMW Eye Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

I like eagles anyway and with a BMW as an eye, I am just fascinated. This eagle looks so commanding and strong which is how a real eagle looks, but just in a less metallic way.

eagle bmw eye Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Cyber Spider Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

If you’re scared of spiders, how would you like this spider to come alive and start chasing you?

cyber-spider Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Blue Eyed Shark Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

* duunnn dunnn… duuuunnnn duun… duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn dunnnn *

No, I haven’t lost my mind! I was trying to make the music from the theme song of the movie “Jaws.”

blue-eyed-shark Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Big Triggerfish Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

big-triggerfish Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Beardfish Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

Oh look! The beardfish really has a beard!

beardfish Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Base Sax Light Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

base-sax-light Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Armadillo Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

armadillo Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Arctic Wolf Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

arctic-wolf Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Archerfish Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

archerfish Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

Goat Recycled Car Part Art Sculptures

So you know that since this is the last one I’m listing that it is my favorite sculpture by Hubcap creatures. It immediately reminded me of goats in the living room and the wet tongues on Grave’s Mountain.

goat ping pong ball eyes Car Part Art - Old Recycled Hubcaps Into Awesome Sculptures

For more information about Hubcap creatures

Did you enjoy the art? I thought it was fascinating and so creative!

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