Artist Builds Massive Creepy Ghost Ship Entirely From Found Objects

When we feel inspired by something, it doesn't take long before we want to start creating and bringing that vision to life. Sometimes, other people's work pushes us to step outside of our own comfort zones and create something we could never imagine. When we feel that pang of inspiration, it's important we give in to it and see what can come out of that spark of genius.

Recently, tattoo artist Jason Stieva felt incredibly inspired to create a handmade ghost ship.

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Aside from tattooing artwork onto people's arms, Stieva has also been creating 3D works of art by hand. He has been working on a "Gothic Times" series in which he uses found items to create architectural designs.

His most recent piece, Leviathan – Ark of the Apocalypse, took him 15 months to create.

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Stieva told My Modern Met that the inspiration for the piece came from a scale model of a tall ship mounted to the ceiling of a store he frequented.

Feeling inspired, he began to build his handmade ghost ship.

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The final product measures eight feet high, seven and a half feet long, and two and a half feet wide. Stieva found all the parts in antique shops and flea markets, making this ghost ship comprised entirely of found objects.

The final product belongs to a client of Stieva's who is an art collector.

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"There is a lot of extremely tedious detail from front to back, top to bottom. Just severing the army heads alone and sanding the back of each to be certain they would sit flush once applied with tweezers took weeks," he said.

What a masterpiece!

h/t: My Modern Met

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