It’s safe to assume we all know the old adage that goes “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Some of us might have put that into action, using old car tyres for decoration maybe that doesn’t count but these old tyres, fabrics or furniture could have been thrown out… but instead, some pretty brilliant creative people find ways to repurpose their old trash.
Artūras Tamašauskas, an artist from Lithuania is one of such brilliant people who tap into their creativity to repurpose their trash. He creates steampunk sculptures repurposed from trash using various antiques and metals. His sculptures titles include “Turbo Fish”, “Octopus Jewelry Box”, “Coffee Man”, “Ostrich Runner” and “Royal Penguin”.
Artūras explained his attraction to the creation of the penguin, “I’ve been thinking about creating a penguin for a long time. These creatures are funny for me but at the same time graceful and elegant. The royal penguin caught my eye. He seemed to be the perfect one to realize my ideas. While I was holding an old motorcycle lamp housing in my hand, the idea came – it will be the main part of the body! The rest came itself. I didn’t try to copy the exact proportions of the body, I wanted to make it as a funny animated cartoon character or something like that and my fantasies became reality.”
The royal penguin stands on the transparent flow with dignity, looking into the distance as if knowing exactly where the next hole will be drilled.
Artūras work is unique, fun, intricate, and simply amazing. Recycling isn’t so difficult when you have clever ideas like this.