Alien Sculpture from 1,200 Pounds of Motorcycle Steel



Robosteel is a Dublin-based art studio that builds frightening-looking sculptures out of scrap metal. Pictured above is one in the image of the alien queen from the movie Alien, made from 1,200 pounds of Yamaha motorcycle parts. The artists assert that their inspiration is a simple Picasso sculpture:

Picasso’s sculpture of the bicycle saddle and a handlebar was the first example of a work made from everyday things, using junk or scrap. Like other of Picasso's firsts this work opened up new possibilities for artists. In this instance - sculptors, who for centuries had employed traditional materials such as stone or wood now instead, many of them began to incorporate junk materials into their work (known as assemblages) or fashion new objects from them. The works are a great example of the inventive genius of Picasso and the ultimate inspiration for RoboSteel.


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Millions of those running around loose in Thailand.

Probably 1/10th the price, too, considering how cheap everything is over.

e.g.

http://www.oldsteelart.com/index.php?lay=show&ac=article&Id=53307
http://www.creative-metal.co.uk/products/sci_fi_sculptures.html
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Impressive, but despite the name, that's a "normal" Alien warrior, not a Queen. (Who appeared in _AlienS_, the sequel, not the original _Alien_.)

It's probably sad I know that, but oh well.
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