Artist turns humble aluminium cans into geometric masterpieces using just his fingers and thumbs
This talented artist creates incredible geometric patterns on aluminium cans using nothing but his fingers and thumbs.
Noah Deledda’s mind-bending works appear as though they were created by machinery, but the flawless designs were in fact shaped and polish entirely by hand.
On average, each of the one-of-a-kind works takes 40-year-old Noah between 15 and 30 hours to complete, with his finished masterpieces currently selling for between $2,000 (1,538GBP) and $3,000 (2,308GBP).
The process, he said, starts with ordinary, store-bought aluminium cans, which are then scratched and polished to reveal a mirror-like finish beneath.
The design is then dented into the empty can by hand, with Noah using only my fingers and thumbs to elevate common incidental gestures – scratch, dent and crease – to a form of art.
Since he began working with this medium in 2014, Noah, who was raised in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, has created around 50 distict designs, of which roughly 30 have been published.
He said: “The most fascinating aspect of working with this medium is the discovery process that is involved.
“Every design is discovered through a process of trial and error, and every discovery bolsters my fascination.”
Going forward, Noah – who was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan – said he plans to continue working with this medium for the rest of his career.
He added: “The designs featured in my work are inspired mostly by my interest in geometry.
“The overlap of math and art has been an endless source of inspiration for me.
“Each design relies on the structural ability of the cylinder’s form, the creation of which must cooperate with the cylinder.”