All images courtesy of Ptolemy Elrington
In his manic studio, the 43-year-old works full-time creating glorious animal sculptures from hubcaps of all kinds, though he especially likes those from BMW and Mercedes vehicles. These are all put together using scrap wire and cut with either craft knife or hacksaw. He charges customers only for his labour, around £80 a day.
Image: Ptolemy Elrington
The most expensive of Ptolemy Elrington’s sculptures was not this lizard but a dragon measuring 10m in length that took over a month to build, using over 200 hubcaps.