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  • 1. Each item pictured was fabricated from junk 1950 and 1960 automobile parts by a gentleman in Australia. A Very Creative Guy. Slides Advance Automatically Show Design and Custom Animation By Willard
  • 2. This is the man that converts parts of cars scrapped sculptures worth thousands of dollars. The Australian artist James Corbett, 46-year-old creates these sculptures using salvaged old car parts.
  • 3. One of the pieces, a ram of spark plugs, sold for a whopping $23,000.
  • 4. His sculptures are made of gears, spark plugs, exhaust parts, radiator, anything that the artist can achieve.
  • 5. After spending weeks dedicated to locate suitable pieces, James meticulously cleans every part and welds them together.
  • 6. He said: "I was working in a warehouse of scrap and type I know, that ran stock car races. They showed me a Trophy winner fact with levers of change."  "I looked at it and I thought that I could do a much better job so I started making my own sculptures.”
  • 7. "After a period of time, people began to become more and more into what I was doing and now what I do wins me a life, it is a dream come reality."
  • 8. "On average, each piece takes a little over two weeks of work, but the larger pieces can take much longer”, he says.
  • 9. Corbett lives in Ningi, Queensland, Australia with his wife Jodie.
  • 10. Sculptures using pieces of old cars; the French and British cars are James’ favorites to retrieve.
  • 11. James says that welding and the sculpture of the parts is not the part that consumes the most time of the artist.  "Often the longest part of the process is finding the old parts that are suitable for sculpture."
  • 12. The sculptor is exhibiting his work in the Gallery.
  • 13. "My two favorite pieces I've created for this exhibition are the ram and the wild boar,” he says.