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 4 days ago

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

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desert29rat 15 hours ago

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

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Ronald Smith 4 days ago

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

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Ronnel Samonte 2 days ago

Dave the Octopus lol

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Dorothy Parker 2 days ago

Oh, love the different items reused.

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Birma Gustafsson 3 days ago

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

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Monika Soffronow 2 days ago

Super expression.

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Paul Chang 2 days ago

If this is Brian Mock he is a genius

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Cat on a bike 1 day ago

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

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Monika Soffronow 2 days ago

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

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Devyn Nagy 3 days ago

I wonder if it works.

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Rory Ell 13 hours ago

pet him now

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Jolee Koop 3 days ago

My mental health right now

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desert29rat 15 hours ago

He's a cutie!

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Paul Chang 2 days ago

This dudes art is worth a lot

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Paul Chang 2 days 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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mntryjoseph 2 days ago

The beginning of the Terminator!

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Blaze Phoenix 11 hours ago

#awesome

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Dorothy Parker 2 days ago

President Obama? Beautiful.

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Belle_Pandamonium 2 days ago

I want this <3

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Monika Soffronow 2 days ago

What a lovely smile

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Tara 4 days ago (edited)

Phil?! Is that you!

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Birma Gustafsson 3 days ago

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

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Blobbert 2 days 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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desert29rat 15 hours ago

"Why won't they play with me?"

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Paul Chang 2 days ago

You gotta love all his work

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John Kamau 1 day ago

I love the balance... Really cool

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Paul Chang 2 days ago

So unique

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Monika Soffronow 2 days ago

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

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Julieta S. 3 days ago

Those boots are made for walkin' ...

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Monika Soffronow 2 days ago

Can you hand me that table, please?

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Mary Hurst 1 hour ago

My favorite....a wirehair dachshund.

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Blaze Phoenix 11 hours ago

he he he

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Blaze Phoenix 11 hours ago

wow ( don't give it your chips)

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Blaze Phoenix 11 hours ago

how tall is it?

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Tara 4 days ago

Aw. Baby giraffe.

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Blaze Phoenix 11 hours ago

i Has one oz dose its just like the real thing

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Theory Buchannon 1 day ago

I wonder if it will work that would be amazing

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John Kamau 1 day ago

Ecstatic

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Paul Chang 2 days ago

Black lab

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desert29rat 15 hours ago

Wonderful!

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desert29rat 14 hours ago

I can almost see him drooling.

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UglyMug 15 hours ago

This is my favorite so far....

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Mary Hurst 1 hour ago

Bassett hound

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Blaze Phoenix 11 hours ago

me like

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Paul Chang 2 days ago

This dudes work is detailed sculpting

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Flame Phoenix 3 days ago

Now 'Who' made this?

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Theory Buchannon 1 day ago

Shiny butt

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mermaidgirl960 1 day ago

Dachshund!

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Birma Gustafsson 3 days ago

Cute!