What do you see when looking at an unused fork, a screw, a car part, and other scrap? Most of us see something that belongs in a dump, except for Brian Mock, a metal revolutionist who is bringing reclaimed materials back to life in a form of spectacular artwork.

This utterly talented American artist based in Aloha, Oregon, has been exploring art by drawing, painting, and woodcarving from an early age, and developed his creative passion for upcycling back in the 1990s. After teaching himself how to weld, he gained incredible technical skills that in combination with imagination and experience turn discarded trash into the most breathtaking sculptures of animals, people, robots, cars and other figurative and custom objects that can be both decorative and functional. The artist often places himself or his dog in pictures for scale so we can truly appreciate the impressive size of his magnificent creations.

"My sculptures are made entirely from reclaimed items and materials (almost all metal but sometimes I’ll add bits of plastic for color). I like that people interact with them, they have fun looking for objects they can identify. It started as a hobby, but as I got better at sculpting, I turned it into a full-time profession,” the artist, whose artwork is exhibited all across the country, told Bored Panda.

When we tell you that Brian Mock takes repurposing reclaimed materials to another level, you better believe it!

More info: brianmock.com | Instagram | Facebook

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Tara
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3 months ago

So cool. I want this in my yard so badly.

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Ronald Smith
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3 months ago

I want that table ?!?!?!?!?!?

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desert29rat
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3 months ago

This is wonderful! I want to pet him, which would be a mistake.

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Ronnel Samonte
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3 months ago

Dave the Octopus lol

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Lorraine Brecht
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3 months ago

Great

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Dorothy Parker
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3 months ago

Oh, love the different items reused.

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Birma Gustafsson
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3 months ago

So cool!! I want it for my garden!!

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Monika Soffronow
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3 months ago

Super expression.

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Lorraine Brecht
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3 months ago

wow

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Pat Wooster
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3 months ago

Amazing!

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Paul Chang
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3 months ago

If this is Brian Mock he is a genius

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Monika Soffronow
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3 months ago

-"That´s just junk. Throw the tin away!" -"Whaddya mean 'junk'? That's a future BEAR!"

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Jolee Koop
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3 months ago

My mental health right now

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Cat on a bike
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3 months ago

I wish I had so many arms most of the time 🤣 would be very productive

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Rory Ell
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3 months ago

pet him now

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Devyn Nagy
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3 months ago

I wonder if it works.

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Paul Chang
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3 months ago

This dudes art is worth a lot

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desert29rat
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3 months ago

He's a cutie!

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Blaze Phoenix
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3 months ago

#awesome

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Dorothy Parker
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3 months ago

President Obama? Beautiful.

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desert29rat
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3 months ago

"Why won't they play with me?"

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Paul Chang
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3 months ago

Hats off to you Brian. Here in Hawaii we have much aloha but you get plenty in Oregon. Great work.

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Tara
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3 months ago (edited)

Phil?! Is that you!

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Belle_Pandamonium
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3 months ago

I want this <3

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Monika Soffronow
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3 months ago

What a lovely smile

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Paul Chang
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3 months ago

You gotta love all his work

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mntryjoseph
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3 months ago

The beginning of the Terminator!

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Birma Gustafsson
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3 months ago

I want it for my garden, on a hill, with a light burning inside it at night!

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Blobbert
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3 months ago

This is really cool, but it makes me sad. The rooster is made of kitchen utensils. It is like the rooster is going to be eaten.

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Rhondaa Spor
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2 months ago

Beautiful

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Paul Chang
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3 months ago

So unique

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Charles Hillz
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2 months ago

Beauty

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John Kamau
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3 months ago

I love the balance... Really cool

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Monika Soffronow
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3 months ago

I only now realized that the body feathers are made of forks. Thrift stores and garage sales?

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Mary Hurst
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3 months ago

My favorite....a wirehair dachshund.

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Monika Soffronow
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3 months ago

Can you hand me that table, please?

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Ian Taggart
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2 months ago

It's gonna come. Poke you in the coconut.

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Blaze Phoenix
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3 months ago

i Has one oz dose its just like the real thing

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Julieta S.
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3 months ago

Those boots are made for walkin' ...

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Paul Chang
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3 months ago

Black lab

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Blaze Phoenix
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3 months ago

how tall is it?

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Tara
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3 months ago

Aw. Baby giraffe.

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Rhondaa Spor
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2 months ago

Let's face it, you have got to love this guy. Amazing works he has created.

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Blaze Phoenix
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3 months ago

he he he

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Theory Buchannon
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3 months ago

I wonder if it will work that would be amazing

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John Kamau
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3 months ago

Ecstatic

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Rhondaa Spor
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2 months ago

love it, Love all his artwork.

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Rhondaa Spor
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2 months ago

wow

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desert29rat
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3 months ago

I can almost see him drooling.

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Mary Hurst
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3 months ago

Bassett hound

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desert29rat
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3 months ago

Wonderful!

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Flame Phoenix
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3 months ago

Now 'Who' made this?

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Paul Chang
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3 months ago

Cool af

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Bettye McKee
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2 months ago

A visit to the dentist

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Blaze Phoenix
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3 months ago

me like

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Paul Chang
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3 months ago

This dudes work is detailed sculpting

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Rhondaa Spor
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2 months ago

interesting

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Birma Gustafsson
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3 months ago

Cute!

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Theory Buchannon
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3 months ago

Shiny butt

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mermaidgirl960
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3 months ago

Dachshund!

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Rhondaa Spor
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2 months ago

i like this. all the different parts.

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Whawhawhatsis
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2 months ago

I love the materials in the tail -- such a great assortment!

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Rose Fagan
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2 months ago

Cute

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Terri Lawrence
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2 months ago

This work you have achieved is truly incredible WOW I love all of it your amazing

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