Turkish sculptor Selçuk Yilmaz just completed work on three new mask-like sculptures depicting the heads of a lynx, tiger, and fox.
To complete the animal steel sculptures Yilmaz uses thin strands of hammered and welded steel that give each piece a beautiful curved musculature. Every piece of metal used was hand cut and hammered by the artist.
It’s worth noting that Yilmaz also created from nearly 4,000 pieces of metal scraps, Aslan (Turkish for Lion). The piece took nearly a year of work and involved hand-cutting and hammering of each individual metal piece. As magnificent as it is, Aslan is an impressive Cat.
You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Behance.