Hogansville, Georgia-based artist Leah Jeffery smartly transforms scrap metal and discarded objects into incredible animal sculptures, using their forms to shape the body lines.
There is something about taking what was discarded and giving it new life, which intrigues me. The process of finding different metal pieces of “trash” and seeing the potential of it being used in a sculpture and then trying to accurately create a sculpture that captures the life and attitude of an animal is a process that has my mind constantly working. The process is incredibly fun and has me constantly trying to come up with new ways to make pieces or create different features within the sculpture. When all the pieces come together to create the sculpture, I hope to instill depth so that the viewer may see the sculpture as a whole but on closer inspection be able to pick apart the varying odds and ends of the piece.Leah Jeffery