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Art From Scrap: Ptolemy Elrington’s Hubcap Creatures

Ptolemy Elrington makes sculptures from scrap material and runaway hubcaps. He lives in the British seaside town of Brighton, and has been crafting his Hubcap Creatures for twelve years. In this time Ptolemy has built a name for himself, and now there is enough demand for his work that he’s able to do it full-time. He is known for his animals, particularly fish, but can make just about anything, and sells to all kinds of people.

June 20th

Turn that Old Car into a Work of Art

Old cars can be a veritable fire hose of pollutants. From leaking fluids to rusting metal, junk cars harm your lawn, your neighborhood, and the environment. There are more than enough reasons to get that car off your lot and into the hands of a responsible recycler. Junk that car, sell it, or even find […]

September 19th

Rainwater Harvesting as an Art Form

Think the barrels normally used for rainwater harvesting are ugly? You’re not alone: that’s the response University of Akron art education professor Elisa Gargarella heard from friends in response to her own home rain barrel. Rather than put the barrel away, though, Gargarella found inspiration in her friends’ distaste: if people find them ugly, why […]