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From Rusty Scraps To Delicate Botanicals: Artist Transforms Discarded Metal Into Stunning Plant And Tree sculptures

Dan Rawlings is a talented artist based in Gloucestershire, who specializes in creating sculptures from reclaimed materials. He finds inspiration in the urban environment, using discarded items such as old pipes, scrap metal, and broken machinery to craft intricate pieces that pay homage to the beauty of nature.

Dan has always had a fascination with the art of creation. As a child, he spent hours tinkering with whatever materials he could find, experimenting with different techniques and forms. Today, he continues to push the boundaries of what is possible with recycled materials, taking his craft to new heights.




One of Dan’s most notable works is a sculpture of a soaring eagle, made entirely from scrap metal and discarded car parts. It stands tall in a city park, where it serves as a reminder of the potential hidden in the things we often see as waste. But the artist takes a light approach to his work, “Even when it’s not turning out as planned, It’s still fun and rewarding to create something new.” he said in an interview. See below for a collection of some of his best work.

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“Everything is made to fall apart.

From clothes to i-phone batteries, cars to political policy – the quicker the better, and If it won’t fall apart quickly enough it is discredited for being high mileage, slow loading, dulled.

We don’t see a future for our objects and by the same token, we find it hard to imagine the future for ourselves.

The plant world knows how to play the long game, upwards, through the floor, through the ceiling, heading with poise and dexterity, assertive, straight for the sun.”

Photo: © danrawlings64




Photo: © danrawlings64
Photo: © danrawlings64
Photo: © danrawlings64
Photo: © danrawlings64




Photo: © danrawlings64
Photo: © danrawlings64
Photo: © danrawlings64
Photo: © danrawlings64
Photo: © danrawlings64
Photo: © danrawlings64