A Lion Made from 4,000 Pieces of Metal by selçuk yılmaz
Created from nearly 4,000 pieces of metal scraps, Aslan, is a recent sculpture by Istanbul-based artist Selçuk Yılmaz. The piece took nearly a year of work and involved hand-cutting and hammering of each individual metal piece. The final work weighs roughly 550 pounds (250kg). While we’ve seen dozens of artists use multiple components to create a final form, it’s worth noting how well the bent mental lends itself to the final shape of this impressive cat.
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I had the pleasure—the honor, really—of being asked to help dedicate the Walt Disney statue at Disneyland. It was his hundredth birthday, they said would you play a couple of songs and I said okay. And I played a couple of things and I said ‘I’m now going to play Walt Disney’s favorite song. And it’s just for him.’ And I sang and played Feed the Birds… Tuppence a bag. I finished my song and I blew a kiss to Walt’s statue and said, ‘Happy birthday, Walt’ and I got down. And they told me afterwards, just toward the end, out of the clear blue sky, one bird flew down right over where I was playing and off again into the clouds. That moves me very much. That was Walt. Saying thanks.
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