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

Posted By Mirko Siakkou-Flodin On September 26, 2012 @ 1:20 pm In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Innovation,Reader Submitted Content,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

Cedar Rapids, Kinetic Sculpture, Student Art, Salvaged Metal, Recycled Steel, Reused Tires, Iowa Eco Festival, Mercy University [1]

German artist Mirko Siakkou-Flodin [2] worked with students from Metro Alternative School and Mount Mercy University [3] to create this extraordinary kinetic sculpture [4] 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.

+ MO Metal Art [2]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/08/Students-Collaborate-to-Create-Giant-Kinetic-Dung-Beetle-from-Scrap-Metal-and-Salvaged-Tires-in-Iowa.jpg

[2] Mirko Siakkou-Flodin: http://www.mo-kunst.de

[3] Mount Mercy University: http://www.mtmercy.edu/

[4] extraordinary kinetic sculpture: https://picasaweb.google.com/107773340005815405262/SchoolSculptureProjectCedarRapidsUSA?feat=flashalbum#5595921008210102834

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