Wondrous Steampunk Sculptures Made from Trash

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The Lithuanian sculptor and artist Artūras Tamašauskas is not only a gifted creator, but a true recycler — all of his works are made from discarded materials. “I use the most diverse materials for work starting from wares, antiquarians and ending with rubbish that is useless,” he explains. “It is a pleasure for me that I can help to transform an item that was thrown and is useless giving it the opportunity to exist in a new shape, in a new form as if I continued its existence in an already artistic expression.”

The sculptures, assemblies, and treasures he comes up with are truly fascinating — imbued with a strange and undeniable beauty, haunted by their pasts yet dignified in their present. On his wonderful website, he runs down what he used to make each piece, and how it came together. We’ve picked out ten of our favorite pieces; check out more in his gallery and on Facebook page.

(Artūras Tamašauskas)

“A Mole”

(Artūras Tamašauskas)

“Cactus”

(Artūras Tamašauskas)

“Jellyfish”

“Knight”

(Artūras Tamašauskas)

“A Radio Receiver (Bobbin)”

(Artūras Tamašauskas)

“A Robot Policeman”

(Artūras Tamašauskas)

“Coffee Man”

(Artūras Tamašauskas)

“Turbo Ostrich”

(Artūras Tamašauskas)

“A Wine Rack”

(Artūras Tamašauskas)

“Diver”

To see more of Artūras Tamašauskas‘ work, check out his website and Facebook page.