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 1 month ago

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

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Ronald Smith 1 month ago

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

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desert29rat 3 weeks ago

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

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Ronnel Samonte 4 weeks ago

Dave the Octopus lol

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Dorothy Parker 4 weeks ago

Oh, love the different items reused.

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Birma Gustafsson 1 month ago

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

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Monika Soffronow 4 weeks ago

Super expression.

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Lorraine Brecht 4 weeks ago

wow

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Pat Wooster 1 month ago

Amazing!

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Paul Chang 4 weeks ago

If this is Brian Mock he is a genius

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Monika Soffronow 4 weeks ago

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

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Jolee Koop 1 month ago

My mental health right now

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Cat on a bike 4 weeks ago

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

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Rory Ell 3 weeks ago

pet him now

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Devyn Nagy 1 month ago

I wonder if it works.

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Paul Chang 4 weeks ago

This dudes art is worth a lot

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desert29rat 3 weeks ago

He's a cutie!

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Blaze Phoenix 3 weeks ago

#awesome

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Dorothy Parker 4 weeks ago

President Obama? Beautiful.

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desert29rat 3 weeks ago

"Why won't they play with me?"

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Paul Chang 4 weeks 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 1 month ago (edited)

Phil?! Is that you!

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Belle_Pandamonium 4 weeks ago

I want this <3

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Monika Soffronow 4 weeks ago

What a lovely smile

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Paul Chang 4 weeks ago

You gotta love all his work

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mntryjoseph 4 weeks ago

The beginning of the Terminator!

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Birma Gustafsson 1 month ago

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

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Blobbert 4 weeks 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 3 days ago

Beautiful

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Paul Chang 4 weeks ago

So unique

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Charles Hillz 4 days ago

Beauty

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John Kamau 3 weeks ago

I love the balance... Really cool

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Monika Soffronow 4 weeks ago

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

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Mary Hurst 3 weeks ago

My favorite....a wirehair dachshund.

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Monika Soffronow 4 weeks ago

Can you hand me that table, please?

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Ian Taggart 4 days ago

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

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Blaze Phoenix 3 weeks ago

i Has one oz dose its just like the real thing

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Julieta S. 1 month ago

Those boots are made for walkin' ...

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Paul Chang 4 weeks ago

Black lab

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Blaze Phoenix 3 weeks ago

how tall is it?

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Tara 1 month ago

Aw. Baby giraffe.

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Rhondaa Spor 3 days ago

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

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Blaze Phoenix 3 weeks ago

he he he

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Theory Buchannon 3 weeks ago

I wonder if it will work that would be amazing

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John Kamau 3 weeks ago

Ecstatic

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Rhondaa Spor 3 days ago

love it, Love all his artwork.

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Rhondaa Spor 3 days ago

wow

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desert29rat 3 weeks ago

I can almost see him drooling.

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Mary Hurst 3 weeks ago

Bassett hound

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desert29rat 3 weeks ago

Wonderful!

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Flame Phoenix 4 weeks ago

Now 'Who' made this?

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Paul Chang 4 weeks ago

Cool af

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Bettye McKee 4 days ago

A visit to the dentist

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Blaze Phoenix 3 weeks ago

me like

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Paul Chang 4 weeks ago

This dudes work is detailed sculpting

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Rhondaa Spor 3 days ago

interesting

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Birma Gustafsson 1 month ago

Cute!

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Theory Buchannon 3 weeks ago

Shiny butt

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mermaidgirl960 4 weeks ago

Dachshund!

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Rhondaa Spor 3 days ago

i like this. all the different parts.

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Whawhawhatsis 2 weeks ago

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

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Terri Lawrence 3 days ago

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

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