French restorer and sculptor Alain Bellino utilises recycled materials such as cutlery and chandeliers to weld fascinatingly detailed pieces of steampunk art. Born in 1955, the artist learned the techniques of gold and silver plating and bronze restoration in his father’s workshop. In 2010, after years of technical research, Bellino began to showcase pieces inspired by both the Renaissance period and steampunk aesthetics, including his famous steampunk skulls
Many of his pieces feature surrealist elements, with castles emerging from skulls and machinery meshing with the human form. He describes his work on his official website: “In his work of re-directing and re-assembling, which is both iconoclast and highly rigorous from a formal point of view, at the crossroads between past and future, Alain Bellino sublimates and rehabilitates the ornamentation.”
Check out some of these awesome sculptures below, or find out more here.