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.
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