I have long admired the sculptures of Oregon artist, Joe Pogan, who uses found metal objects in his work. His work is interesting, whimsical, and relevant to the philosophy of reuse and recycle. Joe’s end goal “is an eye catching, fascinating, amalgamation of metal with odd nooks and crannies you can explore for hours.”
With his permission, here are examples of Pogan’s animal sculptures:
Joe Pogan also creates custom work incorporating metal, dog tags, tokens, tools and jewelry provided from the client. This would be a special way to memorialize a loved one, or would make a wonderful gift.
If you want to see more of Joe’s work, be sure to visit his website and gallery. He does have items for sale through his site, for example, the “Linden” piece (shown above) is priced at $400 US, and the small birds are approximately $175 US.
I feel his prices are very affordable given the amount of time, energy and artistry spent on each metal sculpture. I have my eye on a birdy…. anyone surprised about that?
Carla Note: From time to time, I will be featuring unique artist profiles on my blog.
That’s so cool!!
Wow those are beyond awesome!!!!!!! I have seen large found metal pieces that are made out of farm tools and old cars (they are usually large animals and dinosaurs) but never on a small scale that those……………….my I LOVE those birds!!!!!!
I love this guys work.He as been on my freind list on” My Space” for a while.
I agree with you all, I think I could look at his work over and over and see something new each time!
what cool sculptures!! thanks for pointing them out!!
How unusual — the birds are so lifelike — who would think you could do that with found metal objects!
This is realy nice and creative I Love your work Pogan