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Incredibly Majestic Lion Made of 4,000 Metal Scraps

Istanbul-based Turkish sculptor Seluk Yilmaz has constructed a 6-foot-tall, 10-foot-long majestic lion out of nearly 4,000 pieces of scrap metal that is aptly dubbed Aslan (Lion). Taking close to a year to complete the incredible sculpture, the artist hand-cut and hammered each metallic component into shape until they worked in unison to form the proud king of the jungle.

More than your average animal sculpture, Yilmaz’s 550-pound figure presents a labor-intensive assemblage of countless materials that simulate everything from the sharp tooth of a lion to its full mane. The textured piece is like a creature from a fairy tale–one where the tin man and cowardly lion merged into one form and walked amongst men.

Seluk Yilmaz on Behance
via [Colossal]

Pinar Noorata

Pinar Noorata is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She has her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar can be found consuming all types of media available. She has seen “Parasite” 4 times in theaters (so far).

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