This artist transforms old metal scrap into a GIGANTIC turtle sculpture

Some artists use unique and unusual materials to create amazing pieces of art. This artist from Indonesia fits the description.

Ono Gaf, in his 60s, has been creating large-sized sculptures with thousands of pieces of metal scraps taken from vehicles, bikes, and machines. Out of the many artworks that he has created, this sculpture of a gigantic turtle truly stands out, according to the Visual News.

Living in a tiny kampong with his wife, he had held at least 11 exhibitions for his art pieces.

©Facebook | Steampunk Tendencies‎

He told The Jakarta Post that he had initially encountered difficulties when he chose to use metal instead of wood as it “lasts.” He said that some people did not see the sculptures as an art because he uses metal. Fortunately, a Dutch doctor wanted “to encourage him,” and paid him ten times the price for one of his works.

He also told the paper what according to him constitutes a great artist.

“I couldn’t afford to travel, but I could see the world through books…I knew I had to learn. Books can’t make you rich but they can make you clever. Artists need to be intellectuals. Only then can art be great…I believe in art and I believe in myself…The life of an artist is up and down,” he said.

“I’ve never sought profit. Sometimes I give works away because I know I get blessings in return…Looking back I feel satisfied with what I’ve done, but I’m still learning. As an artist, I should be honest and holy, not arrogant. To be creative is to be spiritual, to work hard and concentrate on God,” he added.

©Facebook | Steampunk Tendencies‎
©Facebook | Steampunk Tendencies
©Facebook | Steampunk Tendencies‎
©Facebook | Steampunk Tendencies
©Facebook | Steampunk Tendencies‎
 
STORY OF CONVICTION

New Documentary Reveals the Chinese Regime’s Live Organ Harvesting Enterprise

New Documentary Reveals the Chinese Regime’s Live Organ Harvesting Enterprise
WASHINGTON—The evidence of forced organ harvesting from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners in China has continued to ...
READ MORE >
 
Top Hot
Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya shed 85kg in 1.5 years—his transformation is inspiring!
Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya shed 85kg in 1.5 years—his transformation is inspiring!
Renowned Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya looks fit and handsome after dramatically losing 85kg (187lbs)! Indian national award-winning choreographer Ganesh ...
READ MORE >
Watch what President Trump does when marine’s hat falls TWICE in gusty weather
On Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump tried to lend a helping hand, when he spotted a Marine's hat lying ...
READ MORE >
This 70-year-old man is Guinness World Records holder for 15 university degrees, and he’s still learning!
This 70-year-old man is Guinness World Records holder for 15 university degrees, and he’s still learning!
You're never too old to learn. This 70-year-old man has received fifteen bachelor and master degrees in various ...
READ MORE >
 
 
Truth Stories
Since 1999, China has experienced the most concerted campaign of propaganda and disinformation that the world has ever ...
READ MORE >
Anastasia Lin, the beauty queen and human rights advocate against mass organ harvesting carried out by the Chinese ...
READ MORE >
 
RELATED