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Immense Cow Sculptures Made From Recycled Car Parts by Miina Äkkijyrkkä

Posted By Helen Morgan On October 29, 2011 @ 12:25 pm In Art,carousel showcase,gallery | 3 Comments

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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 [6]

Images courtesy of Miina Äkkijyrkkä


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/immense-cow-sculptures-made-from-recycled-car-parts-by-miina-akkijyrkka/miina-5/?extend=1

[3] Miina Äkkijyrkkä: http://www.akkijyrkka.com/

[4] recycled used cars: http://inhabitat.com/art-in-the-streets-recycles-cars-and-ice-cream-truck-as-canvases/

[5] Helsinki-based artist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miina_%C3%84kkijyrkk%C3%A4

[6] + Miina Äkkijyrkkä: http://www.akkijyrkka.com

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