Hubcaps in Heaven

Someone who’s taking the concept of car art even further than Infectious… maybe even a little too far. A British artist called Ptolemy is recycling discarded hubcaps he finds on the sides of road into fish, lizards and husky dogs.

Because his source material is roadside detritus, each creature bears the scars of its previous life as a decorative wheel disc with scratches and dings. With his animals he is apparently trying to make a statement “about our wasteful society and about our prejudices towards value”. It’s not a cheap message either, with each unique sculpture clocking in at the $300 – $1000+ range.

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