Most people don’t see much use for rusty nuts and bolts, pieces of metal wire, or broken shears. But for artist Brian Mock, this metal scrap is an art waiting to happen.
Mock gives discarded metal a new purpose by turning it into amazing metal sculptures. He welds together hundreds and sometimes thousands of metal pieces, both big and small, to craft animals, guitars, portraits, and more.
Despite working with such demanding material, Mock is able to recreate features of his subjects to the slightest detail. To make it all even more impressive, the Oregon native is a self-taught artist who never had any conventional training in metalwork.
“Giving old, everyday objects a new life as one sculpture is an artistically demanding, yet gratifying, process, “the artist states on his official website. “My work is designed to emphasize resourcefulness and encourage viewer engagement. Audience reactions fuel my creativity and help me bring my visions to life. “
Mock has gained a lot of attention from the art world because of his metal sculptures. His pieces have been exhibited across the world in galleries and public spaces while also being the subject of two books. Check out more of them by scrolling below.