Recycling is an industrial process whereby objects are transformed into new materials and then used to make either the same product again. Although sometimes referred to as ‘creative recycling’, upcycling is entirely different from recycling. Upcycling is the activity that makes new furniture, objects, etc. out of old or used things or waste material. For me, the upcycled sculptures by Brian Mock is definitely a kind of art.
Brian Mock is a sculptor and a metal revolutionist. He 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 learn how to weld, he started his journey of turning discarded trash into beautiful sculptures.
According to Mock, “My sculptures are made entirely from reclaimed items and repurposed materials (almost all metal but sometimes I’ll add bits of plastic for color).” Mock works cover many different categories, such as animal, people, robots, cars and some custom objects. Most of his work is for display only, while some of them do have practical usage, like the octopus side-table.
Mock’s upcycled sculptures are quite impressive, but my favorite part is about animal. And below are several stunning animal sculptures from Mock. If you like them, check Mock’s site or social network.