Scrap Metal Sculptures Made Of Old Farm Equipment by John Lopez
John Lopez, a successful artist residing in South Dakota, creates unbelievable sculptures from scrap metal. Pieces of old farm machinery and equipment, musical instruments, chains and many other old metal objects found their way into Lopez’s huge rusty Western-themed animal sculptures, which include life-sized buffaloes and horses.
“My favorite part about these pieces is the texture,” explains Lopez. “I just start grabbin’ stuff from the pile and welding it, 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.”
These were breathtaking! It really makes you appreciate how interconnected we humans are to animals and nature. Look at the horse for example, they have been as much a part of human evolution and growth as humanity itself. They’ve plowed our fields, carried us into battle, pulled heavy loads, & carried even heavier ones. They’ve shared with us their friendship, their strength, and their nobility. We are better for their presence in our lives. That’s what I took from these photos. Tysm for this.