Brian Mock, an Oregon-based artist, breathes new life into discarded materials by fashioning them into remarkable metal sculptures. He scours scrapyards for screws, nuts, and bolts, then skillfully welds them together to craft lifelike statues of various animals. From bears and dogs to cats and more, he envisions these creatures as futuristic, life-size masterpieces.
What sets Mock’s work apart is that his craftsmanship remains apparent even in the final creations. These sculptures entice viewers to take a closer look, revealing the hundreds, if not thousands, of individual pieces meticulously fused together. This approach gives Mock’s art a distinctive quality—realistic in size and shape yet surreal in its texture and finish.
Dogs often take the spotlight in his art, showcased in various dynamic poses that capture the essence of canine behavior. Some dogs appear mid-sprint, clutching a tennis ball, while others sit expectantly as if vying for attention. Mock doesn’t shy away from challenging projects, exemplified by a magnificent 6-foot-long lion that replicates a majestic mane through meticulous manipulation of metal pieces. The captivating fusion of unconventional materials and precise realism is a showstopper in each sculpture.
Explore some of Mock’s awe-inspiring scrap metal creations below and stay updated on his latest works by following him on Instagram.