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Hubcap Creatures

By: Rose A. Valenta - Published: • References: hubcapcreatures and hubcapcreatures
These beautiful sculptures have charisma and character. They are designed by Ptolemy and are made from automobile hubcaps that were found lying about roadways and junk yards.

Each Hubcap Creature is made from 100% recycled material and often show the scars of their previous existence, which simply adds to the charm and beauty of each piece. Prices range from $300 to $1,000 depending on the value of the material and complexity of design.

According to the artist, “All around us are things of beauty and value, but their attributes are interpreted very subjectively. I believe that things utilitarian, or which give pleasure to the eye have the highest value. I come across many things which have been abandoned and find something more in them than their intrinsic worthlessness.”

Having once lived in the inner city of Philadelphia, it does my heart good to know that our economy has improved so much that people no longer feel the need to steal hubcaps. They can be found lying about I-95, the Italian Market area, out in front of DeBruno Brothers, no body cares. Now, they can truly be appreciated for their aesthetic value in calamari sculptures.