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An Artist Takes Old Keys And Coins And Recycles Them Into Gorgeous Metal Sculptures

May 11, 2015 By Archit Tripathi

Discarded keys and old change seem like a burden to most people, but as the old saying goes: “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” For Australian artist Michael/Moerkey, those old keys and change are beautiful metal sculptures just waiting to happen. He’s made all sorts of things from coins and keys, from bottles and lampshades to bowls and abstract sculptures.

Michael explains that the idea came when he saw some old copper pipes while cleaning out his shed. He cut them up into rings and then made spheres from those. Although the first few were rough, he soon perfected his technique. He also adds that he’s “a bit of a hoarder and searched around for all those old keys and copper wire, that were no longer needed, and got creative with them as well.”

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If you’d like to see more, or buy one of these pieces to spruce up your place, Michael sells his work on his Etsy page.

Via: Bored Panda

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