Time for Tuesday’s Top Five once again! November and the holiday season is upon us. I stumbled across some wonderful metal turkey art sculptures created from re purposed materials and wanted to spotlight the artists and their wonderful metal junk works of art with you for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. My friend recently got some metal from aluminiumwarehouse.co.uk and I even thought about creating my own metal turkey. I haven’t got round to it yet though!!
Metal Turkey Art Sculptures
*All photos and artworks featured in this round up are to be credited to the featured artists with their web links respectfully posted .
The first spotlighted artist in this weeks showing is
Bruce Howard. He creates wonderful sculptures from repurposed junk that he has been collecting over the years, he hails from Seattle, Wa. and his background includes copy writing, art director, and musician. His works have been shown in Seattle art galleries and community art walks. This metal turkey art piece “Turkey Bot” he currently has for sale over on Etsy:
” A perfect meatless solution for those large holiday gatherings needing a reference to traditional table fare, Turkey Bot will raise a chuckle while you gobble your classic lentil loaf! ”
I love the use of the re purposed light fixture and display base on this one!
Next we have this wonderful recycled metal turkey art from John Gilchrist hailing from East Haddam, CT. He takes common stainless steel flatware and turns it into whimsical junk art sculptures through cutting, shaping, and TIG welding. (If you want to learn more about the different types of welding, visit CromWeld.com.) He flame treated this piece to bring out the natural coloring, added a pop of red and then applied a clear coat. His works are displayed in various businesses near his hometown. You can view more of his works on Facebook and Etsy alike. Isn’t it just sublime?
Since we are talking about silverware, how about this metal turkey art piece by K.C.R.S.C a family artist collaborative over on Etsy, created from silver plated flatware this turkey is adorable! I love the configuration of the overall design. I have an affinity for using repurposed silver plate in artworks myself, and I simply adore this guy!
Next in this weeks line up, may I introduce the work of Timothy Sprenglemeyer from Midwest Recycle Art, currently residing in Madison, WI. Through plasma cutting and welding he creates these whimsical sculptures out of junk items that would normally wind up in the landfill. His works have been on display in Galleries and art shows, you can view his collection on his website, Facebook and purchase on Etsy. Currently he is affiliated with a cooperative workshop Sector 67. I love the choice of junk for the arrangement on this guy!
Following feature three, is a marvelous artist Racheal Long. She is a professional sculptor from Norwich, Norfolk in the UK with a long list of showings in art galleries, art exhibitions, and events.She spent time in Scotland honing her skills and returned to her ancestral farm home in the UK where she is predominantly known for her sculptures created from scrap agricultural machinery:
” I am fascinated by the skeleton and musculature of animals and birds. My challenge is to try transform redundant machine parts into a form that conveys the essence of living creatures.”
You can enjoy more of her works on Facebook, stop by and share the love. Or view her bio at The Border Sculptors Org. Doesn’t she create a amazingly remarkable rendition of metal turkey art with this configuration of junk?
And in keeping with the farm implements, here is the bonus featured artist of the week, my favoritemetal turkey art piece of all by artist Brent Felzien from Alberta, Canada. Brent created this work from his fathers scrap metal pile on the farm. He chose to celebrate it’s original rusty patina, yet prevent further oxidation by using a clear metal varnish to finish it off. And you all know how I love rust on my junk! The structure on this work is just superb, I adore it so!
I hope you enjoyed this weeks showing of featured artists and their upcycled metal turkey art in celebration of Thanksgiving! If so, It would be fabulous for you to keep in the giving nature of the holiday, stop by their sites to give them some well deserved recognition, and share the love. Thanks so much for stopping by this weeks showing!
Artists web links:
…..”Make Everyday Your Masterpiece!”