Igor Verniy Creates Animals Out of Scrap Metal from Clocks, Cars & Bikes

By: Erin Fox - Dec 11, 2014
References: etsy & neatorama
Russian artist Igor Verniy is creating miniature mammal figurines out of disposed metal. From cars to tableware, each mini animal is constructed out of hand picked metals. Each piece of scrap metal is specifically chosen to meet Verniy's steampunk aesthetic. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy that typically features steam-powered machinery. Reigning from the 19th century, these aesthetics were inspired by the industrialization of Western civilizations.

Each figurine crafted by Igor Verniy is equipped with moving parts that stimulate the species' movements in real life. From birds, fish and cats, Verniy has been able to capture the look of these animals in true steampunk fashion. Each item varies in price from $200 to $600.