Cool Futuristic CityScape Sculpted Out of Nothing But Drill Bits

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I spend a good portion of my waking hours contemplating the future, so I was a little amazed when I suddenly saw it crafted out of drill bits. Japanese artist Chu Enoki’s sculpture, RPM 1200, is a beautiful metallic cityscape that looks like a glistening version of Blade Runner, or maybe even a 21st Century version of the Emerald City of Oz. Every spire is a drill bit that has been repurposed and polished. It’s a beautiful piece of art (and a stunning feat of recycling as well). Check out more photos of RPM 1200 below, including a close up shot where you can really see the grooves and shapes of the bits that went into its creation.

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RPM 1200, sculpted by Chu Enoki out of thousands of drill bits.

Chu Enoki’s not particularly known for his futuristic vision. From what I can tell he’s much more about provoking his audience than concerning himself with any given time period. Still, there’s something about RPM 1200 that really evokes a sense of the other worldliness of the future for me. And there’s something very cool about the future being shaped out of the tools that form a part of our present machine-based technology.

Meh, maybe I just like shiny things.

In this photo you can clearly see how each drill bit was transformed into a unique city spire.

[image credits: Keizo Kioku, Yuto Hirakakiuchi]
[source: Chu Enoki]