A Lion Made from 4,000 Pieces of Hammered Metal by Selçuk Yılmaz

A Lion Made from 4,000 Pieces of Hammered Metal by Selçuk Yılmaz sculpture lions cats

A Lion Made from 4,000 Pieces of Hammered Metal by Selçuk Yılmaz sculpture lions cats

A Lion Made from 4,000 Pieces of Hammered Metal by Selçuk Yılmaz sculpture lions cats

A Lion Made from 4,000 Pieces of Hammered Metal by Selçuk Yılmaz sculpture lions cats

A Lion Made from 4,000 Pieces of Hammered Metal by Selçuk Yılmaz sculpture lions cats

A Lion Made from 4,000 Pieces of Hammered Metal by Selçuk Yılmaz sculpture lions cats

A Lion Made from 4,000 Pieces of Hammered Metal by Selçuk Yılmaz sculpture lions cats

A Lion Made from 4,000 Pieces of Hammered Metal by Selçuk Yılmaz sculpture lions cats

A Lion Made from 4,000 Pieces of Hammered Metal by Selçuk Yılmaz sculpture lions cats

A Lion Made from 4,000 Pieces of Hammered Metal by Selçuk Yılmaz sculpture lions cats

Created from nearly 4,000 pieces of metal scraps, Aslan (Turkish for Lion), is a recent sculpture by Istanbul-based artist Selçuk Yılmaz. The piece took nearly a year of work and involved hand-cutting and hammering of each individual metal piece. The final work weighs roughly 550 pounds (250kg). While we’ve seen dozens of artists use multiple components to create a final form, it’s worth noting how well the bent mental lends itself to the final shape of this impressive cat. You can see much more of his work on Behance.

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