Russian Artist Creates Beautifully Accurate Steampunk Animal Sculptures With Moving Parts
Russian artist Igor Verniy creates awe-inspiring steampunk animal and human sculptures that have accurately moving parts, making the creatures look impressively realistic. Birds, spiders, bugs, bats, and even robots come alive in Verniy’s masterful hands.
Before assembling his creations, Verniy spends a great deal of time watching the animals so he can breathe their life into his pieces. He then assembles his creations out of random old metal bits like old car and bike parts, watch mechanisms, electronics, silverware, metal scraps, pinions, etc. As all of these sculptures have moving parts, they can serve as toys or even as animated characters in the next Tim Burton flick.