Scrap Metal Animal Sculptures by Robert Jefferson Travis Pond


Portland-based artist Robert Jefferson Travis Pond builds stunning animal sculptures out of salvaged metal parts. They look like robots from a DIY future.  Check them out:

Half of what I do is collecting materials. For me, the question is never where to start; it is always when to stop. It is a constant look beyond the object, beyond the form, to what is next. Each circumstance, or in this case, each piece, spontaneously connects to the next. This seemingly random assortment of metal dictates its future in a very fast and spontaneous manner. The sculpture decides for itself what it will look like and when it is complete.

This seemingly random assortment of metal dictates its future in a very fast and spontaneous manner. Although I control the welds, the individual objects refuse to be forced into form. The sculpture decides for itself what it will look like and when it is complete.

There also is a time-lapse video of him building a 4 meter long dragon sculpture, you can watch it here:

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