Students Create Gigantic Dung Beetle from Scrap Metal and Salvaged Tires in Iowa

by , 09/26/12

Cedar Rapids, Kinetic Sculpture, Student Art, Salvaged Metal, Recycled Steel, Reused Tires, Iowa Eco Festival, Mercy University

German artist Mirko Siakkou-Flodin worked with students from Metro Alternative School and Mount Mercy University to create this extraordinary kinetic sculpture inspired by a dung beetle. The 8′ x 8′ x 12′ sculpture is created from scrap steel, found metals and even salvaged e-waste, while the distinctive head of the beetle itself is made of used tires. The sculpture was created for the Eco Art Festival in Cedar Rapids.

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1 Comment

  1. Emma Smith October 1, 2012 at 8:05 am

    coool….. Scrap metal art provides adventure without any risks that is not only exciting but is safe for society as well.

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