Dear artist, how did you find your creative niche? @brianmockart
, who uses only reclaimed materials in his amazing metal sculptures, said, "About 20 years ago, I thought I’d give metalworking a try, so I taught myself how to weld, mostly by trial and error. Scrap metal/found objects were good to practice with (cheap and available), but I began to realize they were also really interesting materials. The used items carried a history with them, and I was inspired to use them in new ways to create them new stories." On the challenges of his work, Brian said, "Working with recycled material is challenging in general because I’m limited to using only what I have on hand. Sometimes I think about how much easier my job would be if I could go out and buy the specific material I may need…but where’s the fun in that?" Check out the interview at the link in our bio!