For over twelve years now, Brighton, UK-based artist Ptolemy Elrington has been morphing discarded hubcaps into amazing animal sculptures. While most of us see hubcaps as just replaceable car accessories, Elrington sees them as art, taking these scraps of metal and forming them into everything from a fish and birds, to a shark and dragons. “‘I like to work with reclaimed materials to show that what is one person’s junk is another man’s treasure,” he told The Daily Mail. Hubcaps that have emblems of them, of their long lost cars, such as BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Volvo often find new life in his work. (Check out the birds’ eyes.)
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