This fierce lion sculpture was crafted by artist Selçuk Yılmaz using over 4000 pieces of shiny scrap metal. Yılmaz’s life-sized lion is extremely detailed, which makes observers wonder about the kind of time it must have taken to piece this shimmering predator together (the answer is 10 months). This scrap metal sculpture weighs a whopping 550 pounds, which I suppose makes sense considering that it’s made entirely of metal.
Selçuk Yılmaz constructed this lion in a position that makes it look alert or particularly threatening. The metallic lion’s teeth are exposed in a way that suggests he’s roaring proudly. Looking at this sculpture is a little bit terrifying, because its eye are hollowed out and black.
This impressive scrap metal sculpture perfectly captures the essence of this vicious wild cat.