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Eagle Owl

By pamelajean
A sculpture by Ptolemy Elrington, exhibited in the Art In The Garden at Hilliers Gardens in 2019.
This Sussex artist got into making scrap art after finding lots of hubcaps and rubbish near his home.
He doesn’t mind people describing his work as rubbish. It is.
He calls himself Uncle Bulgaria in a nod to his Womble-like salvaging instincts, and calls this art Hubcap Creatures.

Hubcap Creatures are made entirely from recycled and upcycled materials. All the hubcaps are found, usually on the side of the road, and therefore bear the scars of their previous lives in the form of scratches and abrasions. “I believe these marks add texture and history to the creatures they decorate. I rarely spray my work because I like the natural look.”
“Our attitude to the thrill of acquisition needs to change and we need to think of new ways of looking at a second or even third life for a product,” he says. “That way, the recycle can just become the cycle.”

You can visit his website HERE.

I appreciate your interest and response to my previous sculpture shot.


Tags: Sculpture Black and white Recycling Hants Romsey Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Art in the Garden Exhibited in 2019 Hubcap Creatures Ptolemy Elrington Salvaging

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30 Jun 2021 1:32PM
How clever Pam it is amazing what you can do these days.

what a great image..
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
30 Jun 2021 1:47PM
What wonderful rubbish, love it!! 👍 A super capture, Pamela, hope you show us some more. Having looked at that website, he produces some amazing work 😃
Trev 😀
manicam 18 44 1 Canada
30 Jun 2021 1:55PM
Wow excellent still life , great dof


RonDM Plus
7 299 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2021 2:27PM
Great picture and even better way to recycle rubbish and turn in into something fabulous

Chinga Plus
11 60 3 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2021 2:42PM
The kind of wildlife that I find very appealing Pam... They don't move...
Excellent subject. Isabel GrinGrin
James124 Plus
7 47 50 Portugal
30 Jun 2021 5:02PM
Excellent and original sculpture, and well photographed, the B&W finish really suitgs the subject.
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
30 Jun 2021 5:10PM
If more rubbish was transformed into art, the World would be a better and tidier place! The mono treatment suits the subject, Pamela. I like the BMW eye!
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2021 5:38PM
A smashing sculpture, info and capture
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
30 Jun 2021 6:11PM
Clever work, most interesting!
Both your shot and this art are beautiful.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2021 10:59PM
A wonderful piece of sculpture beautifully captured.
pablophotographer 10 2.0k 423
30 Jun 2021 11:25PM
Uncle Bulgaria is quite a skilful artist!
I am curious to see the colour original. I suspect the colour would distant more the artificial sculpture from the tree in the background.


bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 52 England
1 Jul 2021 12:53PM
Well photographed artwork and interesting narrative.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2021 9:02PM
love the eye Pamela... bit of class
a beautifully sculpted piece
also beautifully photographed

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