Artist Jason Waldron creates sculpture masterpieces out of scrap wood and metal
There's often more than meets the eye in the art world. Artist Jason Waldron proves this particularly true in his work, turning scrap driftwood and metal into multi-dimension sculptures, full of motion. While you can view the complete expressions on his Facebook page, Waldron seems just as overcome by the visual transformations as many of his fans.
"I'm experiencing it just as much as you are and discovering and being impacted along the way," Waldron says in a YouTube video talking about the progress of two of his horse sculptures. "So I've still got that 'wow factor' going, and I'm just really pleased with it. It's just beautiful." The video shows the process of work on neck and mane sections of horse sculptures.
The 3D, upcycled material sculptures prove fairly massive, moving them beyond conversation pieces to full focal points of an area, with details such as flowing manes and full aviary wingspans often measuring four and five feet in total width.
According to Waldron's website, he sources most of his materials from his native Central Oregon. He supplements the naturally found wilderness materials with items contained in scrap yards.
Waldron sculptures originated from dabbling in wood carving. "I got a log from a friend and picked up a cheap electric chainsaw and started carving a great horned owl swooping in for its prey," he explained to My Modern Met. "I loved it so much that I quit my job the next day, which was over 14 years ago."
Pass these incredible pieces along to wildlife art enthusiasts and recycling fans you know. They'll be stunned by the transformations.