Mercedes Engine Reconstructed from 53 different hand-forged MaterialsJuxtapoz // Thursday, 29 Aug 2013
This incredible sculpture of a Mercedes V12 engine is constructed from 53 different materials hand-forged from 35 master craftsmen around Morocco. Eric van Hove spent nine months dismantling an original Mercedes engine and creating reproductions of 465 parts and 660 bolts using everything from wood to recycled aluminum, marble and terra cotta. Amazing!
“The engine was made with white cedar wood, high Atlas red cedar wood, walnut wood, lemon wood, orange wood, ebony wood of Macassar, mahogany wood, thuya wood, Moroccan beech wood, pink apricot wood, mother of pearl, yellow copper, nickel plated copper, red copper, forged iron, recycled aluminum, nickel silver, silver, tin, cow bone, goat bone, malachite of Midelt, agate, green onyx, tigers eye, Taroudant stone, sand stone, red marble of Agadir, black marble of Ouarzazate, white marble of Béni Mellal, pink granite of Tafraoute, goatskin, cowskin, lambskin, resin, cow horn, rams horn, ammonite fossils of the Paleozoic from Erfoud, Ourika clay, geometric terra cotta with vitreous enamel (zellige), green enamel of Tamgrout, paint, cotton, argan oil, cork, henna, rumex.”