Welding, you probably will never connect it with art anyway, becomes an unexpected art form in Engineer Richard Lauth’s hand. Using his imaginative expertise and amount of other skills, Lauth created psychedelic works that display various animals, insects, and even pop culture characters. His portfolio boasts characters like Star Wars’ Yoda, the grinning Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, and an adorable minion from Despicable Me, amongst many others. It is not easy to create a figure like these, especially to achieve a rainbow-like effect on these metal, welders must maintain proper heat control and pressure. If you like this welded artwork, don’t miss Lauth’s Instagram. And if you REALLY like them, you can go to his Etsy shop where Lauth has some of his work for sale.
In the 80’s, Alain Bellino discovered the world of metal and ornamentation in his father’s workshop where he learn gold and silver plating and bronze restoration. After many years practice and research, he becomes a master to make these beautifully detailed metal sculptures with antique metal. Bellino gets special inspiration from the Renaissance period, most of his creations involve vanitas. It was said, Bellino’s work is both iconoclast and highly rigorous, at the crossroads between past and future. Take a look at those amazing sculptures Bellino made. We also includes a set of detailed photo show you how Alain gradually assembled the entire Vader head. Enjoy!
Portland, Oregon based sculptor, Brian Mock, creates elegantly crafted recycled metal sculptures. He welds materials like wing nuts, hinges, screws, nails, found sheet metal, car rotors, and more to create a variety of sculptural forms from figurative, to animal, to decorative, and functional. The idea behind Mock’s work is to prompt viewers to question the reality of what they see. It is truly one of those novel cases of breathtaking craftsmanship, fused with dollops of conscientiousness. If you are interested in Mock’s work, you can check out some of his ingenious creations from his Facebook page. [source]
Bangkok-based artist Roongrojna Sangwongprisarn collects discarded car and bicycle parts and uses them to create elaborate Predator-inspired motorcycles that are actually drivable. We have no idea what bike this was initially, or how fast it is, but who needs speed when you’re riding a metal masterpiece like this, right? It’s hard to believe it was made exclusively from discarded metal parts…Shockingly cool, don’t you think? [source]