Monday , 11 December 2017

See That Pile Of Old Junk? Well, What This Guy Turns It Into Blew Me Away… Seriously, WOW.

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This is what he starts with.

You won’t believe the outcome.

John Piccoli is a 70 year-old man. He is also restricted to a wheelchair because he had polio as a young boy. But those two facts aren’t the most important things about this man. John is an artist. Not only is he an artist, but a very unique one at that. The Australian man doesn’t use paints or clays to create his pieces. Instead, he uses a small crane and a pile of scrap metal.

This is John Piccoli.

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And THIS is what he makes.

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It’s hard to believe something this beautiful was fashioned out of old wrenches.

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Lots of them.

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30 years ago, John started making small garden sculptures from the wrenches he collected.

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He kept at it, honing his craft.

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Years later, he is still making sculptures for gardens…

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But now, they are large-scale pieces.

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And the places accepting his works are museums and galleries.

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The Leaping Fish

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A Fisherman and Net

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The Warrior

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Horse and Cart

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A close-up of the large cart.

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Two Mustangs Battling

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The Little Mermaid

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A Family of Deer

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The Love Seat.

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John is able to work in three dimensions in his workshop with the help of a small crane. Being confined to a wheelchair hasn’t thrown a wrench into his visions as an artist.

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