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Man’s Best Robot Friend – Welded Sculpture

March 12th, 2012 | Robot

 

Brian Mock, from Portland, Oregon, is responsible for these welded robot canines.  The sculptures are made from wing nuts, hinges, screws, nails, old electronics, and sheet metal which are meticulously welded into animals.

From the artist:

“I am intrigued by the challenge of creating an entirely unique piece from an eclectic collection of discarded objects. 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. Audience reactions fuel my motivation.”

I am astounded by the elegant form he is able to achieve from the scrap metal with which he works.  They aren’t clunky at all.  Mock has been visiting scrap yards for the past 10 years to obtain the materials for his sculptures, and they can take up to 3 months to complete.

For more, visit his website.

-RSB

[via Colossal]

And he also makes guitars: