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Welded Wonders: Metal in Art

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Metal is useful and resilient, but it can also be beautiful.

And we’re not just saying that because metal is our livelihood. When you’re surrounded by the same thing day in and day out, it’s healthy to step back and embrace perspective from another angle. The very wise Confucius once said,

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

Let’s take a step back from the practical side of metal and explore the creative and beautiful side of welding metal art. Countless artists are creating wondrous works of metal art but we have a particular fondness for scrap metal art. It’s a nod to resilience and beauty all wrapped into one.

So, we’ve put together a list of 10 scrap metal welding art projects that have caught our eye. We may not know the artists but we’ve gained plenty of inspiration from their creative use of scrap metal. Hopefully, you can take a few minutes out of life’s busy schedule and enjoy the beauty of these welding art projects as well.

Let’s stop and enjoy the metal, shall we?

This artist uses insects to inspire his scrap metal art. There is something to be said for creating something natural out of something useful. Each of his scrap metal art pieces, like his larger-than-life ant, is full of tiny, intricate details that invite closer inspection of each stunning detail.

Giant Metal Ant Sculpture


Here we have scrap metal in the form of old pieces, like bolts and pipes. Who thought leftover metal parts could become welding art to melt your heart? Dog lovers beware - this welding art project may just “steel” your heart.

Metal Dog Sculpture

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Welding art projects aren’t exclusive to decor - scrap metal art can also be useful. This gate is an excellent example of the beauty and utility welding art projects can lend any space.

Spider Net Metal Gate

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How about scrap metal welding art with literal expression? Here you go. Are you feeling inspired to create your own scrap metal art yet?

Man Cave Metal Sculpture

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This particular piece is fabricated from old farm equipment. It takes the adage “one man’s trash - another man’s treasure” to an awe-inspiring new level.

Scarp Metal Buffallo

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This steel bench takes welding metal art to a highly functional level.

Scrap Metal Bench

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Furniture or welding metal art installation? As you can see - it can be both!

Steel Furniture

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We never really considered C3PO as scrap metal art, but it makes sense when you think about it.

Scarp Metal C3PO

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Not all scrap metal welding art installations are abstract. This lifelike statue of President John F. Kennedy features incredibly life-like details.

John F. Kennedy Metal Statue

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We’ll wrap up this list of our favorite welding art projects with one in our very own backyard. When you have the time, check out the True North display of welding art projects along Heights Boulevard in Houston. Installations are updated annually, and they are an inspiring display of local Houston metal art talent.

The Ancestor Sculpture

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Whether the art is whimsical or functional, scrap metal is inspiring artists across the globe and giving true beauty to recycle-reuse. We have an enormous selection of Less-Than Prime metals ready for your next project at Texas Iron and Metal, whether you’re using scrap metal for art or building. You can view our complete inventory online at Texas Iron & Metal. Feel free to give us a call for more information.