Art from reclaimed car parts by Scott McMillin


California mixed media artist Scott McMillin chops up reclaimed car parts to create geometric works of art. Scrap metal from cars is cut into squares and rectangles and assembled like a jigsaw puzzle to create textural wall sculptures, some of which closely resemble paintings by Mondrian. Some pieces are grouped by colour whereby subtle differences in hue lend to an intriguing abstract composition. In other works, he utilises bumps, scratches, rust and ridges in the found materials, all of which add an element of contrast and surprise.


Orange Crush




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Three in the Night


Original Equipment

Images via Scott McMillin

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).