Spirited Animals Emerge from Salvaged Scrap Metal in Brian Mock’s Sculptures — Colossal

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#Brian Mock
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October 13, 2023

Grace Ebert

All images © Brian Mock, shared with permission

The nuts and bolts of Brian Mock’s metal menagerie are often just that: nuts and bolts. From his home studio in Aloha, Oregon, Mock transforms small springs, tools, silverware, and other scraps from auto shops and recycling centers into lively animal sculptures. Each work begins with research into a particular species’ comportment, followed by a sketch that eventually, through the help of grinders, cutting discs, and a welder, becomes a lustrous owl, bear, or prowling snow leopard.

Mock works entirely on commission and has quite a few projects in progress, including cowboy boots, a human face, and several dog sculptures. Follow the latest on Instagram.

 

an owl made of silverware

a detail of a cat sculpture made of nuts and bolts

a hound sculpture made of welded scrap metal

a bear sculpture made of scrap metal

a snow leopard sculpture made of scrap metal

a male lion sculpture made of scrap metal

#animals
#Brian Mock
#metal
#sculpture

 

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