John Piccoli from Victoria, Australia is known as “The Spanner Man.” Spanner is another word for monkey wrench. As part of the recent reuse movement, John upcycles these rusty tools to make beautiful sculptures.
He begins with these old junk wrenches.
This is John. He built his workshop with the right machinery in order for him to create from his wheelchair. John has been wheelchair-bound since age 8.
Here are some of his gorgeous sculptures.
It’s hard to believe all this came from just a pile of tools that would’ve gone into a landfill somewhere…
Many of his sculptures are larger than life.
All are so full of life and joy.
Some serve a purpose.
Couples can sit together in this love nest, for example.
Others remind the public to be conscious of their footprint on our beautiful planet.
With the ample motivation and the right tools, anything is possible.
John’s creations are a testament to the power of will!
Honor the world we live in…
…And leave the world more beautiful than it was when you arrived.
John didn’t let his disability keep him from his passion. His upcycled art is a precious reminder that we’re all here for a purpose, and we can’t let anything keep us from fulfilling our dreams.