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    These Animal Sculptures Made Entirely Out Of Cutlery Will Amaze You

    This is pretty forkin' cool.

    Artist Gary Hovey welded his first flatware animal sculpture back in 2004.

    Gary Hovey / Via hoveyware.com

    This gorilla is made of over 1,500 stems of flatware.

    Gary says that his sculptures are about things that he enjoys, "wildlife, welding, and humor."

    Gary Hovey / hoveyware.com
    Gary Hovey / hoveyware.com

    He feels that "different patterns in flatware add texture and interest" to his pieces.

    Gary Hovey / Via hoveyware.com

    Gary never uses molds, so no two sculptures are alike. Prices range from $50 to $5,000.

    He can only use only stainless steel flatware because of the welding process.

    Gary Hovey / hoveyware.com
    Gary Hovey / hoveyware.com

    Silver melts at a much lower temperature than stainless steel, so it gets destroyed by the high heat.

    Gary's dad sends him most of the spoons, knives, and forks from Oklahoma.

    Gary Hovey / hoveyware.com
    Gary Hovey / hoveyware.com

    He scours flea markets and garage sales, and ships the cutlery to Gary.

    Gary Hovey / hoveyware.com

    Gary jokes on his website, "Our gratitude and sympathy to the USPS, especially our local mail delivery."

    Gary was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1994.

    Gary Hovey / hoveyware.com
    Gary Hovey / hoveyware.com

    He says that producing the work is therapeutic for him, though it has become increasingly difficult.

    Gary Hovey / Via hoveyware.com

    The time he spends on each sculpture varies from hours to months, depending on the size and detail.

    Gary Hovey / hoveyware.com
    Gary Hovey / hoveyware.com

    But they all have one thing in common: they're flat-out awesome.

    Gary Hovey / Via Facebook: Hoveyware

    Check out more of Gary's sculptures and follow him on Facebook.

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