Sculptor crafts 12ft gorilla out of car parts to highlight motor industry’s impact on environment2 min read

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Anyone got a monkey wrench? Sculptor crafts 12ft tall gorilla out of discarded car parts to highlight motor industry’s impact on the environment

  • ‘Gorilla Apocalypse’ is crafted entirely from discarded scrap car bumpers and panels found in the last decade 
  • It was created by Welsh sculptor Luke Kite and commissioned by the British Ironwork Centre in Shropshire 
  • It hopes to highlight the impact the motor industry has on the environment and the decline of the gorilla 

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A 12-foot gorilla has been created out of discarded car parts to highlight the impact of the motor industry on the climate.

‘Gorilla Apocalypse’ is crafted entirely from scrap car bumpers and panels found over the last decade. 

It was created by Welsh sculptor Luke Kite and commissioned by the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, Shropshire.

The sculpture highlights the ‘critical decline’ of the gorilla, as well as the climate change issues the artist believes are worsened by motoring companies.

The centre hopes the gorilla will act as both a catalyst for industries and a ‘point of tuition’ to educate children and young people about environmental issues.

Those visiting the sculpture will have the opportunity to sign a petition urging the Government to reduce ‘harmful’ car production.

The sculpture (pictured) highlights the 'critical decline' of the gorilla, as well as the climate change issues the artist believes are worsened by motoring companies

The sculpture (pictured) highlights the ‘critical decline’ of the gorilla, as well as the climate change issues the artist believes are worsened by motoring companies

The impressive piece of artwork made from scrap car parts is currently on display at the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, Shropshire

The impressive piece of artwork made from scrap car parts is currently on display at the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, Shropshire

Sculptor Luke Kite (right), with Chairman of the British Ironworks Centre Clive Knowles (left), stand by the 12ft sculpture of a gorilla

Sculptor Luke Kite (right), with Chairman of the British Ironworks Centre Clive Knowles (left), stand by the 12ft sculpture of a gorilla

Those visiting the sculpture will have the opportunity to sign a petition urging the Government to reduce 'harmful' car production

Those visiting the sculpture will have the opportunity to sign a petition urging the Government to reduce ‘harmful’ car production

The sculpture, named 'Bumper Joe' during production, serves as a protest against the negative effects the global car industry has on the planet

The sculpture, named ‘Bumper Joe’ during production, serves as a protest against the negative effects the global car industry has on the planet

This close up of the sculpture shows the intricate detail of the model including the different pipes, grills and panels that make up the structure

This close up of the sculpture shows the intricate detail of the model including the different pipes, grills and panels that make up the structure

The body of the gorilla (pictured up close) features painted panels from cars that have been discarded over the last decade

The body of the gorilla (pictured up close) features painted panels from cars that have been discarded over the last decade

A 12-foot gorilla (pictured) has been created out of discarded car parts to highlight the impact of the motor industry on the climate

A 12-foot gorilla (pictured) has been created out of discarded car parts to highlight the impact of the motor industry on the climate

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