Wow, these Star Wars-inspired sculptures are really mind-blowing.
To make them, artist Gabriel Dishaw of Indianapolis, Indiana marries junk with upcycled 1970s Louis Vuitton luggage.
While the thought of tearing up vintage Vuitton may make some gasp, certainly no one deny the end products are pretty spectacular.
Dishaw was recently featured in the Indy Star about his SW/LV pieces:
One time, while he was vacationing in northern Michigan, a pile of vintage Louis Vuitton luggage in a store called out to Gabriel Dishaw.
He spotted junk-art potential in the suitcases' every detail: the golden emblems that dance across the chocolate background, the zippers, the handles, the drawstring from the dust bag.
So he purchased one, took it apart when he arrived back home in Fishers and began building Darth Vader helmet sculptures. After he posted his progress on Instagram, @gabrieljunkart, people began asking to buy them.
"People were like 'Oh my God, these are my two passions — Louis Vuitton and Star Wars,'" Dishaw said.
He had no idea people who were fans of both brands even existed.
Prices for the pieces start at $2500, though I believe all the ones shown here have already been sold.
Keep tabs on Mr. Dishaw's latest work on his Instagram.