James Corbett´s unexpected and mesmerizing art world. Born in Ningi, Queensland, Australia, he ran an auto recycling business, which provided him with the opportunity to discover his talent for creating incredible life-like sculptures in which he exclusively uses car parts salvaged from nineteen forties, fifties and sixties automobiles. In fact, his artwork can be considered steampunk sculpture, a category featured in one of our previous posts on Sue Beatrice’s work, produced with watch parts.
His stunning creations preserve the integrity of each car part used, since Corbett never alters or bends into shape any of the material with which he works. As he, himself, puts it, “the parts themselves are often interesting. Some are as much as eighty years old”. And he goes on saying: “I create my sculptures not only because I am able to, but because I am unable not to. My sculptures are by nature a solved puzzle, and it’s the challenge of solving the puzzle that gives me the pleasure”.