Guest Blog: Going Ape with Scrap Metal!Posted: December 3, 2014 | |
This week’s guest blog comes from David Vernede, 32, France.
I have worked at a factory constructing parts for planes for 4 years. I’m surrounded by steel every day, and around two years ago, decided I would start using metal to create sculptures in my spare time.
I’ve always been interested in art, particularly tattoo art. I used to design skull tattoos, and that has passed over into my metal work, so it’s a mix of both worlds really.
I‘m very passionate about recycling, and because of that, most of my pieces are created using scrap and waste metal – often from cars and motorcycles. Anything I can find that can be welded, I’ll try to use.
There’s no better feeling than finding a piece of scrap metal going to waste, and then seeing the same piece of metal used on a finished sculpture.
One of the pieces I’m most proud of is a sculpture of life-sized Gorilla. It took me around 350 hours to complete in total, with the skull alone taking around 25 hours. However, it was actually much longer as it took me a year to find all the parts, and I also had other pieces I was working on at the same time.
If you’d like to see more of David’s amazing work, please visit D. Vernede Concept on Facebook.
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