Hubcap creatures by Ptolemy Elrington
Hubcap creatures by Ptolemy Elrington. British artist and sculptor Ptolemy Elrington uses old BMW and Mercedes hubcaps to make dogs, fishes, birds, dragon and other sculptures from recycled materials. “I’m a real stickler for detail and try to work as closely as possible to photographs or the creatures I have seen at the sea life center”, – says Ptolemy.
“All around us are things of beauty and value, but their attributes are interpreted very subjectively. I believe that things utilitarian, or which give pleasure to the eye have the highest value. I come across many things which have been abandoned and find something more in them than their intrinsic worthlessness. Hubcaps, for instance. Aesthetic in purpose but ultimately of very little use. They’re automatically rubbish when on the side of the road, but with a little effort and imagination I transform them into something which gives people a great deal more pleasure”. Ptolemy Elrington