A circle of time is inexorably rotating as if it was a well-stained clock mechanism. We all, no matter we work, no matter we create, we love, we dream or perform our role in an endless time performance whose directors and actors are we ourselves, are the part of this mechanism…
I immersed into the new type of arts some years ago. It overpowered me as soon as I got acquainted with it. That is a very strange type of arts full of unexpected solutions and inventions and it fits to one word “Steampunk.“ I use the most diverse materials for work starting from wares, antiquarians and ending with rubbish that is useless. It is a pleasure for me that I can help to transform an item that was thrown and is useless giving it the opportunity to exist in a new shape, in a new form as if I continued its existence in an already artistic expression.
This is a not typical theme for my works. The idea was suggested by a glass holder from Soviet times, that I purchased in a shop of antiques. The shape of the holder reminded me of a knight’s armor because the holder was decorated with typical decorations and specific ornaments. I just had to find some waste, that would serve as the arms, legs, head, and weapon.
I decided to choose unpainted parts for my sculpture. For me, it was important, because I wanted to emphasize the shiny image of a knight. His helmet I decorated with feathers, which were made of springs from old watches.
The weapon, made of earrings, is especially interesting. A peculiar coincidence – there already was an inscription “Not war make love” engraved on them. This really suited the chosen topic.
The main details of the knight:
The Armor – a glass holder
The Head – a metal goblet
The Feathers – springs from old watches
The Legs – candlesticks
The Weapon – an earring
Oval sole – a picture frame
Dimensions: 30×17 cm
Weight: 1000 g
So far this is the most extraordinary idea I have successfully implemented. An old teapot and some oblong-shaped aluminum parts later transformed to a beautiful blooming cactus. I had to use a lot of metal rivets, so they would represent spines.
My cactus serves a functional purpose as well – it holds a tequila bottle inside. A special green fabric case has been made for this purpose.
Dimensions: 40×30 cm
Weight: 2500 g
I am a regular visitor of scrap metal yards. There I can find different items for my work. This time I was a turbine caught my attention. The first thought that came to my mind was that it could serve as a snail shell, and the body could be perfectly made of an engine cover from an old Soviet motorcycle.
The parts suggested an idea this must be no ordinary snail, but rather a snail-racer. I even had to install a speedometer and a ringleted metal trumpet issuing an audio signal. I made the head of the snail from two hookah sets. In general, I’ve made a very slowly hurrying racer.
The main details:
The snail shell – a car turbine, a teapot, parts of a lamp
The snail body – a motorcycle engine cover
The head – hookah metal part
The wheel protection – from a children’s scooter
Dimensions: 35x45x34 cm
Weight: 5000 g
And there again a theme related to the sea depth. I just cannot resist the sea inhabitants. This time it is a jellyfish familiar to us due to its strange shape. I accidentally found a cake baking form. It was ideal for creating this sculpture. Of course, a car engine gas emission pipe node served as well. It perfectly fitted under the cap of the jellyfish. The sculpture may be rotated in the desired direction.
For the image strengthening, I installed some other devices. One of them shows time, the other – the pressure in the robotic body of the jellyfish. The main device showing the wind strength, rain and even a storm is located in the centre of the cap.
The main details:
Cake baking form
Car gas emission collector
Atmosphere pressure gauge
Dimensions: 88×36 cm
Weight: 8000 g
The idea was suggested by the customer. At her request, this was ought to be a picture in a frame. I had the parts necessary for the artwork, so the work did not take long. The main body part is made of a motorcycle engine cover. I installed a compass and a tap there. These details gave additional charm and mood. I used a stainless-steel teapot for the diver’s helmet. The body of an old perforator served as legs.
The main details:
The diver’s body – a motorcycle engine cover
The head – a stainless steel teapot
Hands – aluminum electrical socket body
Legs – electric punch body
Dimensions: 73×73 cm
Weight: 8300 g
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