Artist Leah Jeffrey, better known as Bruised Reed Studio, gives scrap metal a new life. Using discarded materials, Jeffrey create exquisite modern sculptures of animals such as birds, turtles, rabbits, and more.

These welded pieces lovingly depict different fauna while also maintaining some of the unique characteristics of the individual parts including gears and mesh wire. When asked Jeffrey what is the inspiration behind her work, Jeffrey said

There is something about taking what was discarded and giving it new life, which intrigues me. The process of finding different metal pieces of ‘trash’ and seeing the potential of it being used in a sculpture and then trying to accurately create a sculpture that captures the life and attitude of an animal is a process that has my mind constantly working. When all the pieces come together to create the sculpture, I hope to instill depth so that the viewer may see the sculpture as a whole but on closer inspection be able to pick apart the varying odds and ends of the piece.

Below are some of Jeffrey’s bird sculptures and you can keep up to date with Jeffrey’s latest projects by following the artist on Instagram.

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