By Margherita Cole on May 23, 2022
These sculptures are so lifelike, you’ll feel like petting a pile of metal or like you’re in the middle of a game of fetch.
Artist Brian Mock upcycles old, discarded materials into shiny fine art. The Oregon-based creative welds nuts, bolts, and other pieces of scrap metal together to create exquisite metal animal sculptures. From cats to dogs and even mountain lions and bears, his three-dimensional art spans the breadth of the animal kingdom.
Mock does not try to hide the original source of his materials either; instead, he integrates every individual item into the subject’s design. As a result, his metal creatures take on a futuristic appearance. “I am intrigued by the challenge of creating an entirely unique piece from an eclectic collection of discarded objects,” Mock says. “Giving these old, common items a new and extraordinary life as one sculpture is an artistically challenging yet gratifying process. This type of work is also designed to be highly interactive and prompt viewers to question the reality of what they see.” […]