Ptolemy Elrington is 43-year-old artist from United Kingdom who use old hubcaps to make dogs, fishes, birds, dragon and other sculptures with knife and hacksaw. Artist said: “I like to work with reclaimed materials to show that what is one person’s junk is another man’s treasure”. He likes to use BMW and Mercedes caps because of their quality and flexibility.
If he makes something from a basic material like clay or wire for instance, he is completely in control, so for him some of the pleasure of discovery is taken out. He normally has a basic notion of the thing he wants to create, but the process is an evolving one and no ideas are set in stone. He likes to, at times, step away from what he might be working on, especially when faced with a challenging commission, because he may want to do some sketching or refer to some book for a more cohesive ide
Undine (detail) by Chauncey Ives. Reminds me of Robert Herrick's poem, Upon Julia's Clothes (one of my favorites): Whenas in silks my Julia goes, then, then, methinks, how sweetly flows that liquefaction of her clothes. Next, when I cast mine eyes and see that brave vibration each way free, oh, how that glittering taketh me!