John Bisbee has spent his whole career welded and forging 12-inch spikes under the mantra, "Only nails, always different."
For nearly 30 years the Maine-based artist has used nails as his sole medium to create geometric sculptures, organic installations and unwieldy objects from thousands of nails that are hammered, bent, welded or fastened together in a seemingly limitless procession of forms.
While in college, he found himself scavenging in an abandoned house looking for items to incorporate into a series of found-object sculptures, when he kicked over a bucket of old rusty nails. To his astonishment, the nails had fused together into a bucket-shaped hunk of metal. He had an epiphany
His art is amazing, the same material, and every time it looks different!