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ART STAGE 2013: David Mach

For Scottish artist David Mach, the idea is to turn everyday objects into extraordinary pieces of art.

I like to use very ordinary materials, materials that are in everybody’s lives,” he said in an e-mail interview with AOL News.

They are not a specialist thing — I didn’t go to a specialist art shop and select some of their finest materials. I simply extracted it from life.”

Mach is especially fond of using coat hangers as a medium because they are, he admits, “such a nothing thing.”

“A coat hanger is not something you would give a second thought to, but then we take them and reinvent those things,” he said.

David Mach 1956 - Silver Streak Standing Gorilla 01

David Mach 1956 - Silver Streak Standing Gorilla 02

Yes, they are coat hangers, all 3,000 of them. David Mach took 3,000 hours to finish this installation.

David Mach 1956 - Silver Streak Standing Gorilla 03

David Mach – Silver Streak (1956)

Coat Hangers, 302 x 240 x 160 cm