I Make “Barnyard Portraits” From Scrap Metal I Find On Farms

I’ve been working in metal art for a few years now, and I LOVE to scour old farmsteads, flea markets and junkyards for rusty parts I can use in my work.

I decided to start a series of Barnyard Portraits to bring some of this farm rust ‘back to life’.

I also make the glass eyes, which are custom made for each piece.

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I make “Barnyard Portraits” from scrap metal I find on farms!

I made this cow head from horseshoes, trowels, wrenches and more.

I make “Barnyard Portraits” from scrap metal I find on farms!

This donkey has saw blades for hair! It took me a while to bent two shovels into ears, but they work perfectly.

I make “Barnyard Portraits” from scrap metal I find on farms!

This goat was a lot of fun to make – including the flowers he’s munching on.

I make “Barnyard Portraits” from scrap metal I find on farms!

I made this rabbit just this past Easter with bent saw blades for ears.

I make “Barnyard Portraits” from scrap metal I find on farms!

This was the first barnyard portrait I made – a majestic horse.

I make “Barnyard Portraits” from scrap metal I find on farms!

I don’t usually paint my work, as I love the rusty metal look, but I made an exception for this guy.

I make “Barnyard Portraits” from scrap metal I find on farms!

This pig was a fun challenge – I love his expression.

I make “Barnyard Portraits” from scrap metal I find on farms!

This alpaca has the most beautiful eyes.