My elementary and middle school friend Tom Samui from Switzerland makes these custom sculptures out of the recycled car and motorcycle parts. He’s looking to expand his customer base, and he’s asked me to collaborate with him.
He and his team have been perfecting these sculptures over the last ten years. Once a month, they go to a junkyard and cart away a truckload of old car and motorcycle parts. The pieces are cleaned and sorted by type; nothing is thrown away. All pieces are welded together, polished and varnished with special anti-rust lacquer. It takes about 400 hours of work to complete a large sculpture. The details and the quality of the work can be seen, especially on the deer and the American Indian on the horse.
Whether you have a drawing, a photo, a model, an idea, he can make almost any object in any size between 3 feet (1 meter) and 26 feet (8 meters). If the sculpture is smaller than 3 feet (1 meter), the minimum order is 20. The larger pieces can be taken apart into up to 10 pieces and transported to almost anywhere in the world. Production time for custom pieces is two to three months.