Artist Welds Flatware into Fusion of Animal Forms

Ohio based artist Gary Hovey builds animal sculptures from forks, knives and spoons. The intricate sculptures are formed and built by cutting, welding and shaping the stainless steel silverware. The various types of flatware inform each animal figure. Fork prongs create fur and feathers, spoons supply rounded curves and knives give a shiny flat surface. Probably even more amazing than the sculptures is Hovey who was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease in 1994. For him, building the sculptures allows him to support his family and is a form of therapy.

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