OK, I’m impressed, … really impressed. Michael Ulman is a “found-object” sculptor, taking things found in the trash, at junkyards and fleamarkets, almost anywhere and then using the parts and pieces to form his mechanical artwork. He’s focused on fantasy motorcycles but turns out the occasional speedboat or hot rod, too. His pieces look like they should start up and run but not having to worry about that gives him a lot more freedom which he uses to full advantage.
We’ve pointed to a couple of scrap art sculptors before and I like them all but this work is just so cool, a definite cut above. Head over to his site and get the full treatment. I could see one of these sitting on a shelf in my living room or on my desk. There’s no mention of price on the website but I would imagine these would be up there a bit, they’re really good.
All Photos: © J. Craig Roth – who did a really fine job, too.
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