Norwegian sculptor Christopher Conte combines a knowledge of prosthetics and a passion for art in his biomechanical creations. Born in Bergen, Norway, he started drawing at the age of three, and shortly after moving to New York at six years of age, he began taking college art classes at Hofstra University following a recommendation from his first grade teacher. On receiving a scholarship to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in the eleventh grade, he additionally took on a human anatomy course at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. After earning a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from Pratt Institute, he entered the prosthetics field and began making artificial limbs for amputees in New York. Combining an abiding love for sculpture, medical science and biomechanics, the field enables Conte to apply his natural talents to help others in less fortunate situations, which he still does to this day. His work has been recently covered in Wired, Popular Science, Make Magazine, and used by The Discovery Channel and MTV Networks. A lot of Christopher’s works include insect sculptures and cyborg like creations using materials such as stainless steel, carbon steel, glass-filled nylon, aluminum, brass, and more.
See more of Christopher’s creations after the jump.