John Lopez, a successful artist residing in South Dakota, creates unbelievable sculptures from scrap metal. Pieces of old farm machinery and equipment, musical instruments, chains and many other old metal objects found their way into Lopez’s huge rusty Western-themed animal sculptures, which include life-sized buffaloes and horses.
“My favorite part about these pieces is the texture,” explains Lopez. “I just start grabbin’ stuff from the pile and welding it, and if you weld enough of the same thing on over and over it creates this really cool texture that I’ve never seen in these kinds of pieces before. And I think that’s what draws people in.”