Old Computer Parts Find New Life As Franco Recchia’s Cityscape Sculptures

Want to know what you could have turned those old desktop machines you threw away if you weren’t so hopelessly devoid of artistic talent?  Check out Franco Recchia’s cityscape sculptures and find yourself impressed.

Using individual parts of old computers, the creations mimic the skylines found in major world centers around the world.  The current roster of finished sculptures include junk art recreations of Central Park, Boston and China’s Pechino District, built atop a slightly-raised platform.

Franco uses every component that can be recovered from the machines — even the corrugated cardboards they ship in.  His interpretation of Fifth Avenue’s skyline, for instance,  employs mainly heat sinks of all sizes and configurations.  The Central Park sculpture, on the other hand, uses a variety of metals that were sourced from the discarded cases of desktop PCs, power supplies and other computer hardware.  Motherboards, PCI slots and other parts are all creatively integrated in various pieces, as well.

The junk-tech sculptures are currently on display at New York’s Agora Gallery, where you can check them out up close and personal if you’re in the area.  Otherwise, hit the link below to see the ones still currently available.  All the pieces are for sale, by the way, with prices starting at $2,400.

[Franco Recchia]