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Recycled Spark Plug Lovers


  • Our unique spark plug sculptures are handmade in Burkina Faso using discarded, cleaned, and varnished spark plugs. No two sculptures are the same, with each spark plug retaining their original color coding. A firm metal base makes each sculpture freestanding.

    Standing Lovers measure 3"L x 3"W x 6"T. Smooching Lovers measure 2.5"L X 2.5"W x 5"T.  Snuggling Lovers measure 2.5"L x 2.5"W x 5"T. 

  • The Ilboudo brothers lead a small team of metal artisans in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Originating from an artisan incubator known as Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou (VAO), the artists create a series of amusing portrayals of everyday life from spark plugs and recycled metal for both local sale and export. Their whimsical recycled art reflects the light-hearted nature of many Burkinabe people and appeals to collectors around the world..

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