Gallery: Immense Cow Sculptures Made From Recycled Car Parts by Miina Ä...

The sculpter purchases dozens of used vehicles.

The award-winning artist has been working with cows and studying art for almost 50 years. It is no wonder then that she has fused both worlds to create these immense scrap metal structures. Miina shapes huge vehicle parts become sections of the cows, arranging their limbs and heads in different positions.

Miina honors the inspiration for her art, paying tribute to her ‘models’ (cows) on her website with a series of photos. She clearly knows the cows inside out: the huge metal sculptures abstractly resemble the living creatures.

+ Miina Äkkijyrkkä

Images courtesy of Miina Äkkijyrkkä


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  1. sally... improvisedlife... October 31, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Her work is about a very specific cow: Finland’s indigenous Kyytto cattle which she helped save from extinction. She has devoted her life and art to them.

  2. AlexLevin October 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    hahaha, Mina looks like a mad scientist in that one pic. Amazing work!

  3. pouch October 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    it’s amazing to see such wonderful art made from waste products!

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