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Old Farm Equipment And Scrap Metal Turned Into Stunning Sculptures
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Art, Recycling8 years ago

Old Farm Equipment And Scrap Metal Turned Into Stunning Sculptures

South Dakotan sculptor John Lopez creates life-sized scrap metal sculptures with a uniquely Western American twist. In his hands, old discarded farm equipment is recycled into sculptures of iconic creatures from the American West like a bison, a horse plowing a field, or a Texas Longhorn.

Lopez already had a career as a bronze sculptor, but after creating a family grave for his deceased aunt using scrap metal, he began creating recycled metal sculptures out of found or donated pieces of metal as well.

My favorite part about these pieces is the texture,” explains Lopez. “I just start grabbin’ stuff from the pile and welding it, in and if you weld enough of the same thing on over and over it creates this really cool texture that I’ve never seen in these kinds of pieces before. And I think that’s what draws people in.

Source: johnlopezstudio.com | Blogspot | Twitter (h/t: dailymail)

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ConstanceCongdon
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6 years ago

These are stunning sculptures! I am an art museum attendee and belong to The Clark in Williamstown, MA, and every one of these sculptures is breathtaking and more exciting than anything I've seen, maybe ever.

SandraBourne-Ford
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7 years ago

Is it possible to buy this Art?

Sybil Bohannon
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7 years ago

WOW!!! Such talent and imagination

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ConstanceCongdon
Community Member
6 years ago

These are stunning sculptures! I am an art museum attendee and belong to The Clark in Williamstown, MA, and every one of these sculptures is breathtaking and more exciting than anything I've seen, maybe ever.

SandraBourne-Ford
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7 years ago

Is it possible to buy this Art?

Sybil Bohannon
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7 years ago

WOW!!! Such talent and imagination

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