While most people find discarded metal useless, Tuscon artist Lane Patterson makes awesomely unique room-illuminators from discarded junk, some featuring figurines so "anatomically complete" they're actually showing off their own. The literal nuts (!) and bolts:
In The Can: With shades fascinatingly composed of everything from recycled copper to riveted license plates (and screwed in place using old doorknobs/hose nozzles/fire sprinklers), the bodies of these 2ft-tall desk lamps are made from old vessels for Sailor Boy oysters, Yuban Coffee, and even Pennzoil Motors, a vibe you could describe as incandescent. If you were an a**hole.
Work It: Menial labor shows up in the form of table-sized joints with bases made from rusted, yellow push-mower blades, and functional, old-school bus turn signals, plus there's a floor model churned from a 6ft-tall surveyor's tripod, now disappointingly allowing women to survey your total lack of one.
Dong, De-dong-dong-dong: Plumbing parts, electrical outlets, old copper ashtrays, and even antique mini-roller-skates are morphed into robotic "cowboy" sculptures with less-than-subtle wenises, the touching of which will turn them on, proving that they truly are anatomically complete.
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