Russian artist Igor Verniy creates beautiful steampunk animal sculptures out of metal parts from cars, clocks, appliances, and electronics. The joints on many of Verniy’s sculptures are functional, allowing his animals to be posed in all manner of lifelike postures. His latest work can be viewed on his Facebook page.
Before assembling his creations, Verniy spends a great deal of time watching the animals so he can breathe their life into his pieces. He then assembles his creations out of random old metal bits like old car and bike parts, watch mechanisms, electronics, silverware, metal scraps, pinions, etc. As all of these sculptures have moving parts, they can serve as toys or even as animated characters in the next Tim Burton flick.
Some of the sculpture subjects were inspired by strong cultural symbolism, such as the dove from the universal symbol of peace, or a fish modelled after Alexander Pushkin’s description in his poem “The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish.” Especially for sculptures with articulated components, Verniy studies the animals he seeks to model to capture their natural movements in his mechanical forms. Moreover, as he lives and works in Siberia, Verniy can often directly observe the animals he recreates.
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Beautifully Accurate Steampunk & Cyberpunk Animal Sculptures by Igor Verniy: