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Eugene Apter
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Australia

Eugene Apter was born in Melbourne, growing up in St Kilda before moving to Brisbane at the age of nine. From a young age he had an interest in all things mechanical, and dismantling random pieces of machinery and electronic devices was a favourite pastime. Much of his youth was spent dabbling with various arts and crafts, progressing from sewing and leatherwork to woodwork and welding before settling on the constructed metal style that typifies much of his work.

Shortly after relocating back home to St Kilda in 2000, the stockpile of steel and fasteners found their calling. The construction has always been driven by his adoration for cleanly machined metal parts and his desire to utilise materials otherwise destined for landfill.

The sculptures are constructed with various types of found/recycled metal obtained from computers, photocopiers, typewriters, sewing machines, and other such machinery. All parts are used in their original form with no physical alteration, secured with stainless steel fasteners only through existing connection points.


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CadianConcript Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Happy Birthday man =) Best of luck with your future projects!
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andrewbig Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday :)
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dee-virus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work! It's really cool how you take found pieces to craft mechanical characters.
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UEindustries Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ShikharSrivastava Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
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If you have any spare points lying around there then do help us by donating points here [link] to make our group a super group.

Note: If you donate 500 points or more, you can be the co-founder of our group.

Thanks.
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ReygarFaust Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:
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Omnitelik Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured here, sir. I really enjoy your sculpture works. Excellent pieces, wonderful additions to the group. =)
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UEindustries Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, hugely appreciated!
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Omnitelik Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem. Thank you for making great art! =D
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cgreen7 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
i used to do stuff like this when i was kid.
it reminds me of what it could have turned
into if i kept doing it. brilliant bricolage!
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