Artist Brian Mock Takes Scrap Metal And Turns It Into Beautiful Sculptures

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This is true for Oregon-based metal sculptor Brian Mock who creates stunning scrap metal art by upcycling discarded cutlery and unused auto parts. By collecting and assembling disposed materials, he creates life-size sculptures in the form of animals and humans. All of his fine artworks are created from 100% reclaimed materials such as nuts, bolts, screws, metal wires and other metal scraps.

As a veteran welder, Mock has taken the art form of recycled work to a whole new level and he has been sculpting with recycled metal since 1997. So, his artistry and craftsmanship have evolved over the years. Today, his scrap metal sculptures are undoubtedly one of the best among its kind in the world. And, his most remarkable works are the animal sculptures because they look so realistic due to their life-size design.

 

Scrap Metal Art Sculptures

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This dog is all sorts of colorful.

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Big Roo (2.5 ft H)

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From domestic animals like dogs and cats to wild creatures such as lions and bears, Mock is about to create an entire zoo of metallic animals. He carefully molds and fits each piece of metal into the subject to achieve its precise form. Large sheets of steel serve as realistic fluffy ears while flexible metal chains serve as the tails. Each of his magnificent scrap metal sculptures are truly a masterpiece.

“Giving old, everyday objects a new life as one sculpture is an artistically demanding, yet gratifying process. 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 wrote on his website.

 

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Someone’s trying to fit in with the cool kids.

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Bear Hug

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Having a hard time letting this one go. #bearhug

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Two Furry Friends

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A unique & unlikely pair ??

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So, his amazing scrap metal sculptures can be seen in galleries from New York to Maui. And, some of his creations have been bought by several luxury hotels, art collectors, and prestigious museums. You can follow the artist on Instagram to see his entire portfolio of artworks and to get updates on his latest creations.

 

 

 

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Throwback to my very first octopus! ?

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Tiny Cat

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Tiny cat, part of a work in progress.

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Here Is A Sea Turtle

 

 

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A much more recent commission.

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#throwbackthursday

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This Sculpture Is A Cute Bunny

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Another blast from the past for #flashbackfriday

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Stalking Lioness

 

This Sculpture Is So Cute

 

And, Here Is An Angler Fish

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Just finished today, Anglerfish 2 (19 in L)

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English Bulldog close-up

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This Last Sculpture Is For A Big Cat Conservation Project

 

Finally, which metal sculpture was your favorite? Let us know!

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