Many artists have come up with masterpieces that are eco-friendly too. They do so by using recyclable objects. It enables them to reduce costs as well as pollution. Here we’ll be talking about an artist who uses scrap metal to create unique artwork.
Matt Wilson is an artist from South Carolina. His specialty is bird sculptures. People might assume that these metal sculptures are made out of new metalware, but don’t be fooled.
This incredible artist uses driftwood and scrap metal he finds at junkyards. He then upcycles them to create his unique artwork. Matt owns a shop called Airtight Artwork. Customers can purchase his creations from this shop.
The majority of his sculptures are birds such as eagles, owls, robins, ravens, and other bird species. It is obvious that Matt is a nature lover. He conveys a great message through his creations by using discarded materials.
Using upcycled items will not only reduce environmental pollution but will also conserve natural resources. Let’s hope that this initiative encourages people to use discarded materials while making them aware of it.
But it is no easy task. According to Wilson, it requires creativity, patience, and skills to create these gorgeous bird sculptures. He puts in so much effort to transform pieces of scrap into a masterpiece. But his hard work is totally worth it at the end of the day.
No one would believe that these materials came from a junkyard. He uses forks for the wings and feet, spoons for the body, and coils for the bird’s neck. Matt even uses wood to create body parts as well as perches.
Besides birds, he also makes metal sculptures of insects and sea creatures. Check out his other amazing metal sculptures below.
In general, people see scrap metal, copper, brass, silver, old cutlery, screws, car parts, nuts and bolts, and any old metal that belongs in a dump, but not Brain Mock. Mock sees more than just junk with his wild imagination and his passion for sculpting. He mastered some fabulous pieces of art.
By using hundreds of various sizes of discarded metal objects, he has created incredible life-size sculptures. Some of his sculptures include robots, people, animals, and cars. To check out his artwork, click here.
All images are used with permission from Airtight artwork.