Found Object Metal Art

The art I create doesn’t have a specific title, yet it can fall in several categories. I’ve heard people call it “Found Object” “Junk Art” “Folk Art” and even “Steampunk.” Call it what you like, I’m open to suggestions. To me it’s an independent creation, free of structure. Love it or loath it, I appreciate you taking time to look at it.

Premix found object art lamp

Premix

Premix started with a KTM motorcycle 2-stroke exhaust pipe that was discarded by its owner. Almost immediately I saw its potential… now I just had to make the vision a reality! I’ve had this gigantic bearing on “stand by” for quite sometime but had yet to find a piece that worked with its dimensions… this […]

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Custom Permanent Cards

Permanent Cards

A meaningful card with a personal message and art piece in one package! I’ve always liked repurposing things, rebuilding things and appreciating the way stuff used to be made…to last. In a throw away society, I enjoy making metal art sculptures and these permanent steel metal cards that are durable, timeless and most importantly…personal. If […]

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Recycled metal artwork by Andrew Clark

Badge

A fun-sized hanging piece. I started with the star and built from there. I like the old reclaimed iron with the new connecting rod from a current sport motorcycle motor laid over the top. This provides a nice contrast of old and new metal parts.

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Recycled metal artwork by Andrew Clark

Crossed Compression

Built from my wife’s failed Honda CB500 engine, this was inspired by my father’s love of motor sports – a love that he passed on to me at very young age. This was later given to his private Metal artwork – Suspended Chaos collection.  

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Recycled metal artwork by Andrew Clark

Suspended Chaos

This found object art sculpture started with the frame. My father built it, and my mother finished it with the metallic paints you see today. Wanting to create something completely different, I acquired the frame. I wanted to use the frame, but not have the piece “framed” in the traditional sense. So I suspended the build […]

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Recycled metal artwork by Andrew Clark

Love Meter

Potentially the piece that started it all. I built this for my mother as a Christmas gift a few years back. It was an attempt to show her how much love and respect I have for her, but as that is immeasurable, this was the next best way to express that!  

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Recycled metal artwork by Andrew Clark

Cycle-Billy

The inspiration for this build comes from many angles. Bicycles & motorcycles are obvious sources, but music is a random inspiration. A while back, the motorcycle builder Billy Lane built a bike in the spirit of Johnny Cash’s song “One Piece at a Time” and titled it the “Psycho-Billy Cadillac.” That chopper had a hub-less […]

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Recycled metal artwork by Andrew Clark

The Wine Rack

Pretty self explanatory, these huge Caterpillar pistons and connecting rods hold up to three bottles of wine! The neck of the bottles are held by two connecting rods from a current sport motorcycle engine. Both the base of these two separate pieces and the cradles that hold the bottles have been covered in felt to protect […]

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Recycled metal artwork by Andrew Clark

Flower Pressure

Starting with a vintage oiling can, it was my wife that inspired the idea of this build. She started the initial mock-up with the challenge to make these old bits into a “flower.” From there it took on a life of its own. The base is a belt pulley, and the rest consists of an […]

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Recycled metal artwork by Andrew Clark

Sheriff Hank

“Hank” made me smile from start to finish – just a fun dude to hang out with! His feet are Cat tractor rocker arms! Hitch ball knee/legs, industrial parts and a spring for the body and a worn out motorcycle sprocket, faucet knob, and classic American car door mirror housing for a face! Don’t forget […]

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Recycled metal artwork by Andrew Clark

Cadence

Once again, looking to mix textures and materials, I found some old plumbing. Before the plumbing was stabilized in the clutch housing I attached the antique bicycle stem to it. Next the massive thread tap was installed to hold the “drive” gear. The gold bicycle chainring is a special one, it came from a local […]

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Recycled metal artwork by Andrew Clark

Steel Emulsion

An idea born from the heart of my photographer sister, Marie Clark of Permanent Glimpse Photography, this has been a great piece to work on! The entire journey of this build was enjoyable and inspiring. The mix of new steel stock, used gears and bearings and a huge 3” nut make up the basics of […]

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Recycled metal artwork by Andrew Clark

Metallic

Starting with a nostalgic paint gun, I decided to build an abstract metal sculpture. A paint gun that sprays metal gears? Why not. I disassembled the paint gun and hand polished the parts. Next I mounted the “gear spraying” nozzle in the gun, and finally the gun to a motorcycle clutch basket with the help […]

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Recycled metal artwork by Andrew Clark

Recycled Speed

A build with family roots. The basis or “chassis” of this piece started with a drill that belonged to my grandfather. A collector of classic cars himself, he inspired me to create something that had automobile reflections. The armature from a classic Japanese motorcycle starter motor helped with the length. The front wheel is held […]

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