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Willem van Stom
I have always had a love of nature and metalwork and am able to bring this together in my art.
My quirky sculptures of animals and people are all hand formed from individually selected recycled machinery parts, horse shoes and other more everyday items.
I work almost exclusively in found steel – sourced from cars, boats, combine harvesters, tractors and other farm machinery.
Each sculpture emerges from the machinery to take on its own personality.
I love to form new creations from leftover and defunct items that would otherwise be landfill or scrap metal.
I have been exhibiting my sculpture since 2017, and my work is held in private collections in Australia, Thailand, United States, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.