Los Angeles-based artist and art director Matt Senna sees sneakers like some of you diehard 'sneakerheads' might- as works of art. But rather than just buying pairs and keeping them on display in clear, plastic containers he's literally casting Air Jordan sculptures. 

Senna recently casted a bronze Air Jordan 11 which Jordan Brand profiled on their blog and gave some insight about the "Precious Metal" 11s, as well as how he got started with this unique form of artwork.

“I cast my black and red XIs first. They were, I think, the second pair that I did. I first made an experimental pair with the XIII, because I didn’t want to ruin my favorite shoe when I was messing around. And then I went to do my favorite. So I did the XI second. The natural flashiness of the patent leather translates really well to metallic. Even if it’s not a person’s favorite shoe, it resonates because it’s such a beautiful silhouette. In bronze or in metal, it looks different from all the others because of the sheen.”

Check out the full story about Senna and his precious metal 11s right here.