Chinese sculptor Hu Shaoming uses steel components from everyday life: buttons, metal collars, handles, utensils and other random pieces to construct incredible pieces, like this mind blowing upside-down city entitled “Umbrella.”
The mechanical seahorse we see here appears submerged in water, crowned by technology.
There are over 2000 individual pieces of architecture in this work alone, through which Shaoming reflects on the loss of traditional Chinese culture as a whole.
In his other works, he also uses technological artifacts such as old cameras and telephones – destroying and rebuilding them in a different form. You can see more of his work over on the Chinese portfolio site Jue.so.
Among his other remarkable works is an upside down “city” he calls “The Umbrella”.