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Hubcap Art by Ptolemy Elrington

By Shane Graber - Posted Jan 28, 2011 10:45 PM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For Ptolemy Elrington, beauty is in creating marine art out of reclaimed materials such as hubcaps.
Hubcap Art by Ptolemy Elrington

Hubcap art by Ptolemy Elrington: a Viper Fish on Brighton Beach

Artists work in all kinds of mediums.  Christo and Jeanne-Claude wraps buildings, coastlines, and entire islands with nylon fabric.  Others crochet coral reefs.  Ptolemy Elrington uses reclaimed hubcaps.  Yes, hubcaps.  And he creates some awesome marine art out them too.  Viper fish, hammerhead sharks, insects, octopi, animals...you name it:

An octopus:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/embra/13167384/

A lampfish:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/embra/13166685/

A "VW" Fish:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/embra/13166687/in/photostream/

Check out his website for more examples of his art.

(via Make:Blog)

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/.

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