The man who turns hubcaps into owls
Ptolemy Elrington sees animals in everyday objects - usually unwanted objects that have been discarded and left as rubbish.
The self-styled hubcap artist first became fascinated with scrap when he found an abundance of plastic car waste near his home in Bradford.
Later a trip to India convinced him that a lot could be made with the material that society threw away.
Now a full time artist based in Brighton, he has developed his own method for sculpting plastic scrap - with a special interest in fish.
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