Artist Creates Life-Size Animal Sculptures Out Of Nuts, Bolts, And Scrap Metal

While most of us throw away old vehicle parts and flatware in the landfill, Aloha, Oregon-based artist Brian Mock transforms scrap metal into incredible outdoor sculptures.

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He gathers and assembles used and abandoned items, such as screws, nuts, and bolts, into human and animal shapes.

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Mock has been dabbling with a variety of artistic mediums since he was a child, but it was in the 1990s that he discovered his passion for upcycling art. He trained himself to weld so that he could see his artistic concepts as metal sculptures.

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He’s now working on a menagerie of metal animals, including dogs, cats, and larger-than-life lions, made entirely of recycled materials.

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Mock meticulously selects each scrap metal piece to match his animals’ forms—dog tails are portrayed as flexible metal chains, and floppy ears are made from huge sheets of bent steel.

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“Giving old, ordinary things a new life as one sculpture is an artistically challenging, yet rewarding process,” Mock adds.

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Read more at the Animal On World category.

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