gabriel dishaw's star wars sculptures recycled from machines gabriel dishaw's star wars sculptures recycled from machines
aug 29, 2013

gabriel dishaw's star wars sculptures recycled from machines

gabriel dishaw’s star wars sculptures recycled from machine parts
all images courtesy and © gabriel dishaw




american artist gabriel dishaw uses discarded metal parts as a medium for his series of star wars themed sculptures. the artworks are created entirely from found objects  — typewriters, keyboards, airplane parts and computer chips — taking the trashed items and turning them into upcycled art pieces. his collection of star wars sculptures comes from a personal interest in the cult classic. he reinterprets various characters from the saga, such as infamous villan darth vader and C3PO, with new attributes; ‘samurai vader’ features horned metallic headgear. through his recycled works, dishaw aims to create a dialogue about finding creative ways to deal with discarded tech in an environmentally sound way.



the front view of the samurai vader, with the helmet removed and to the side



the back view of the samurai vader



detail of the samurai vader sculpture



C3PO ‘pygmy’ from the front view uses parts from typewriters and computers



C3PO ‘pygmy’ uses recycled parts as the main structure for the head



the back view of C3PO ‘pygmy’ included keyboard letters from a computer



the ‘air vader’ from the front (left), shoe laces are used as a design element in the back of the head (right)



darth vader inspired by nike sneakers


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