A conversation with Marcos Amaro

09/09/2016 02:54 pm ET Updated Sep 10, 2017

Brazilian artist Marcos Amaro sources materials and finds inspiration for his work in the unlikeliest of places. Best known for his sculptures made of decommissioned airplane parts, Marcos forges in aircraft boneyards for propellers, fuselage pieces, gears, wheels, and other parts that have been long discarded and forgotten. These ethereal locations that feel frozen-in-time hold great meaning for this artist given his late father's history with the aviation industry. Marcos harnesses the nostalgia, energy and complex emotions from his childhood to repurpose and transform the pieces and parts he finds into magnificent sculptures that have become highly sought-after works in galleries and private collections around the world. His upcoming New York exhibit "When visual guidance isn't enough" aims to delve into his creative process with a short film about his journey to source materials for his latest sculpture.