Brian Mock - Sculptures and Art
Brian Mock
Brian Mock

Brian Mock

Aloha, OR

Brian grew up in Portland, Oregon. He spent his youth drawing, and much of his adult life painting and wood carving. In the late 1990's he unearthed his greatest passion when he began sculpting with recycled metal. His self-taught welding skills have since evolved with an unusual degree of artistry and craftsmanship.

"I am intrigued by the challenge of creating an entirely unique piece of art from a random collection of discarded and often commonplace objects. Giving these old, ordinary items a new life as one sculpture is an artistically demanding, yet gratifying, process. My sculptures are also designed to encourage viewer engagement. Audience reactions fuel my motivation and help bring my visions to life," he says.

Brian's work has been purchased by a number of luxury hotels across the country, by "Ripley's Believe It or Not" museum, and by countless international collectors. His sculptures can be seen in galleries in New York, San Francisco, and on Maui.

Brian lives in Aloha, Oregon, with his wife (and assistant) Karen.
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What is your favorite material to work with?

"I love working with reclaimed items because they're already interesting and historic in their own right. Metal is my go to material, but I also like adding wood, plastic, ceramic...it's all fun."
-- Brian Mock
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I hope my work encourages people to stop and engage- to look closer at the items they recognize and reflect on the possibilities of reuse in their own lives."
-- Brian Mock
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What motivates and inspires you?

"My family. I'm fortunate that my art supports us, and am constantly inspired and motivated by them."
-- Brian Mock
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What makes a space special?

"A special space is one that invites comfort, tranquility and, ideally for me, a connection to nature. (Even if it's just a window!)"
-- Brian Mock
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What’s unique about your work?

"All of my sculptures are 100% originals - none can ever be duplicated or reproduced. I also include a personal item in all of my sculptures, sort of like a physical signature."
-- Brian Mock
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"My pieces come to life as soon as they have eyes, and/or when I can achieve a fluidity of motion (as in the hair of a mane or the curve of a fin.)"
-- Brian Mock
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"I use my dog Haley as a model when I'm sculpting dogs and inevitable hilarity ensues when she's in the shop. She and my wife are my two best (and only) coworkers!"
-- Brian Mock
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