Anchalee Saengtai aka Yumi Modal's Transformations
June 15, 2011 9:13 AM   Subscribe

Anchalee Saengtai is a Thai sculptor who makes incredible Transformer statues out of recycled scrap parts. | Her Predator creations | Alien | Megatron Tank | furniture | and more. Bonus link: Transformer art in Mexico.
posted by nickyskye (17 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
That is awesome artwork; Anchalee should try to hook up with HR Giger.
posted by Renoroc at 9:15 AM on June 15, 2011


nickyskye: Anchalee Saengtai is a Thai sculptor who makes incredible Transformer statues out of recycled scrap parts.

That text, it did not make me ready for the images. And the juxtaposition of the apparently rural setting, the low quality pictures, and the AMAZING statues makes it feel like the robots might be real, and she's posing with alien life-forms or some sort of advanced mechanics. Awesome.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:17 AM on June 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


On one hand, wow, those are neat. On the other hand, I think, geeze, another alien/predator/transformers artist ?
posted by k5.user at 9:21 AM on June 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


I remember seeing Saengtai's earlier sculptures posted somewhere else (not MeFi, I don't believe) a year or two back. As I recall, I was only vaguely impressed with her first attempt at Optimus Prime (too skinny/fragile looking), but her latest ones are actually better-looking than the CGI creations in the TF movies. When I look at ILM's Optimus or Bumblebee, I don't see the characters, just see a bunch of computer code trying to look like an alien robot that turns into a car. Saengtai's not only looks like the real thing, but there's character and personality built in as well.
posted by Strange Interlude at 9:38 AM on June 15, 2011


So this is where the drug war is heading in Mexico....
posted by dibblda at 9:41 AM on June 15, 2011


Yeah, these are awesome - I saw a couple of places selling them while I was in Thailand but man, shipping one of those back to Europe would be pricey. I wanted a Predator next to my front door.
posted by dickasso at 9:46 AM on June 15, 2011


Very, very cool statues.

I noted that she makes furniture as well, but it really isn't so functional--basically a glass tabletop on an alien, which isn't very stable and doesn't leave much leg room (though it's a great conversation piece).

An egg with an alien peeking out from underneath the glass top would make a more functional (room for legs around egg) piece. Or smaller aliens holding up either side of the tabletop, maybe, leaving some open space between them.
posted by misha at 9:49 AM on June 15, 2011


This lead me on a stream of amazing finds. A youtube search for Cardboard Transformer Costume sums it all up.
posted by pmcp at 9:52 AM on June 15, 2011


worship your new gods...
posted by ennui.bz at 10:02 AM on June 15, 2011


All of these are more real than anything in the actual movies.
posted by serif at 11:29 AM on June 15, 2011


Yep, these are pretty cool. Her Predator is way better than the movie Predator(s).
posted by Mister_A at 11:37 AM on June 15, 2011


Is there a way to erase the shitty Transformers movie from my brain so that I can suddenly find her statues to be awesome?
posted by I am the Walrus at 1:05 PM on June 15, 2011


Love them. Great work. Want one for the front garden that yells "get off my lawn" in the correct voice.
posted by greenhornet at 2:04 PM on June 15, 2011


Whatever you do don't get the Jazz statue, it does nothing except be obviously African-American and then falls apart on your lawn.
posted by tumid dahlia at 4:25 PM on June 15, 2011


On one hand, wow, those are neat. On the other hand, I think, geeze, another alien/predator/transformers artist ?

I dunno if you're joking, but I see statues like this sold in a bunch of markets in Sydney.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 6:05 PM on June 15, 2011


Yeah, I saw one in Thailand last month and they are tremendously detailed.
posted by arcticseal at 2:24 AM on June 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pittsburgh has the Bridge Transformer. They built it just for me.
posted by XhaustedProphet at 12:33 AM on June 18, 2011


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