15 Feb 2014

Recycled Toy Sculptures

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Derek Scholte works with items that other people throw away or sell in flea markets.  He loves the aged look of metals which he incorporates into his art without disguising them,  leaving all the imperfections rust and blemishes.  We have included the materials used in every sculpture, as listed on Scholte's site.  Very clever move on his behalf, as it adds so much more to the finish product.  His inspiration comes from Steampunk and the film industry, Tim Burton, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Rat Rods, Mad Max.
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Accursius’ Speedster.
Materials used:
Antique flat iron, inline skate wheels and some other bits and pieces…

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Aleron’s big wheel trike.
Materials used:
Vintage barbershop hair clipper, old ‘wheel’ clock, wheels from a toy, handle bar from miniature bike and other bits and pieces.

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Amadeus.
Materials used:
Antique tin-opener, vintage candle extinguisher, earring, rubber toy wheels,
vintage meccano parts, bike valve rings, bike valve tube, Avatar playing doll, clay and various other parts…

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Brutus’ Cruiser Bike.
Materials used:
Body from a vintage Schnittfix III breadknife, inline skate wheels, old car light bulb, handle bar from a miniature bike and a few more objects…

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Cicero’s Toy Car.
Materials used:
Body from a vintage DIY sander, inline skate wheels, old car light bulb, glasses, clock-face from an old watch and a few more objects…

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Fortunato’s Sailing Boat.
Materials used:
Bottom half of a flat-iron, pepper mill part, wood from an old coaster, a vintage lubricating thing,
inner part from a bus driver stamp, copper chains and a few more bits and pieces…

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Levin’s Duesenberg.
Materials used:
Used wooden pencil box, rusty tin can, petrol tank from vintage camping stove, vintage lighter, sunglasses, air pressure meter, inline skate wheels, leather from boots and other bit and pieces.

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Lombard’s Lunar Lander.
Materials used:
Vintage alarm clock, Ikea lamp, parts of a flower box, bike parts and other bits and pieces.

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Macbeth’s Speedster.
Materials used:
inline skate wheels, Chinese restaurant oil can, bike parts, my daughters old sandal, luxury matchbox frame, cutlery holder, antique purse, Meccano wheel, wooden pencil box, vintage tag, rusty colander a few more objects…

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Maximilian’s Racer.
Materials used: 
Old weaving loom yarn spool, a pipe, stereo jack parts, lid from an old electric coffee grinder, ‘kaiser’ cake tin, wheels from an ugly plastic toy, moving mechanism from an old toy and a few more objects…

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Neptune’s Reverse Trike.
Materials used:
Wheels from a toy bike, vintage tool, hourglass and other bit and pieces.

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Septimus’ Dirt Racer.
Materials used:
Yarn spool, sharpener that looked like a vintage record player, baking tin, glasses, wheels from a toy and a few more bits and pieces…

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Vesper’s Velocipede.
Materials used:
Wheel and various parts from a vintage sewing machine, brass letter opener, inline skate wheels, 70ties snack tray, pendulums from vintage pepper mills, bike light bulb and a few more objects…

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Vesta’s Rat Rod Cab.
Materials used:
Wheels from a toy, vintage tin can for the body, transparent storage box, part of tabletop napkin holder, ’5th avenue’ tag from jeans, vintage mini oil lamp and other bits and pieces.

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Vincent’s Toy Racer.
Materials used: 
Wheels from an old wooden toy, rusty old grater, piece of leather from my Converse sneakers, air valves from a bike, earpiece, thingy from an old car and other bit and pieces.

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