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Nike-inspired junk art -- photos

Humans have a nasty habit of producing and accumulating garbage, but Gabriel Dishaw, a junk-metal genius, turns trash into artwork.

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Gabriel Dishaw, a junk-metal genius, turns trash into artwork. This is Dishaw's newest piece, titled "Blazer Pentium 1.0" as it's mainly composed of Intel parts.

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Dishaw pays close attention to detail, as each shoe is nearly identical.

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The carrying case features a blood-red lining, which is a continuation of Dishaw's Frankenstein theme. The inside of the lid includes a traditional Nike diagram laid on top of a circuit board.

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The "Frankenstein Terminators" were inspired by the Nike High Terminators, with a Frankenstein twist. These kicks weigh 8 pounds and took a month to complete.

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Although these shoes will most likely be on display, Dishaw fashioned carrying cases for all his shoe sculptures. They're an interpretation of a shoe box and the shoes even lock down inside to prevent damage.

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The shoe sculptures are very detailed, and include branding, tags, and faux manufacturer labels. Dishaw found an unusual, red motherboard to cut out a label and create the signature Nike swoosh.

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The "Junk Dunk" is Dishaw's first all-scrap piece. His first attempt at the Junk Dunk was based on a rubber sole that he (gasp!) cut from his own shoe. In this second version, Dishaw used minimal wiring, focusing on his bending techniques and use of glue.

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Every inch of the surface was maximized, even the sole. Only a geek would appreciate a circuit board shoe sole, right?

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