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 week ago

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

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Ronald Smith 1 week ago

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

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desert29rat 1 week ago

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

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Ronnel Samonte 1 week ago

Dave the Octopus lol

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Birma Gustafsson 1 week ago

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

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Dorothy Parker 1 week ago

Oh, love the different items reused.

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Monika Soffronow 1 week ago

Super expression.

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Paul Chang 1 week ago

If this is Brian Mock he is a genius

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Monika Soffronow 1 week ago

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

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Jolee Koop 1 week ago

My mental health right now

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Cat on a bike 1 week ago

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

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Devyn Nagy 1 week ago

I wonder if it works.

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Rory Ell 1 week ago

pet him now

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desert29rat 1 week ago

He's a cutie!

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Paul Chang 1 week ago

This dudes art is worth a lot

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Blaze Phoenix 1 week ago

#awesome

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Paul Chang 1 week 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 week ago (edited)

Phil?! Is that you!

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Dorothy Parker 1 week ago

President Obama? Beautiful.

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desert29rat 1 week ago

"Why won't they play with me?"

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mntryjoseph 1 week ago

The beginning of the Terminator!

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Belle_Pandamonium 1 week ago

I want this <3

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Birma Gustafsson 1 week ago

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

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Monika Soffronow 1 week ago

What a lovely smile

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Paul Chang 1 week ago

You gotta love all his work

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Blobbert 1 week 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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John Kamau 1 week ago

I love the balance... Really cool

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Paul Chang 1 week ago

So unique

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Monika Soffronow 1 week ago

Can you hand me that table, please?

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Monika Soffronow 1 week ago

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

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Mary Hurst 1 week ago

My favorite....a wirehair dachshund.

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Blaze Phoenix 1 week ago

wow ( don't give it your chips)

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Julieta S. 1 week ago

Those boots are made for walkin' ...

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Blaze Phoenix 1 week ago

he he he

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Tara 1 week ago

Aw. Baby giraffe.

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Blaze Phoenix 1 week ago

i Has one oz dose its just like the real thing

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Blaze Phoenix 1 week ago

how tall is it?

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Theory Buchannon 1 week ago

I wonder if it will work that would be amazing

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John Kamau 1 week ago

Ecstatic

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Paul Chang 1 week ago

Black lab

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desert29rat 1 week ago

Wonderful!

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Mary Hurst 1 week ago

Bassett hound

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Flame Phoenix 1 week ago

Now 'Who' made this?

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desert29rat 1 week ago

I can almost see him drooling.

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UglyMug 1 week ago

This is my favorite so far....

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Blaze Phoenix 1 week ago

me like

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Paul Chang 1 week ago

This dudes work is detailed sculpting

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Theory Buchannon 1 week ago

Shiny butt

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Birma Gustafsson 1 week ago

Cute!

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mermaidgirl960 1 week ago

Dachshund!

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