As a certified motorcycle psycho, I love anything that has even the faintest whiff of bikes about it, and these incredibly cool pieces of motorcycle art have that – in spades.
Seeing these beautiful pieces also made me think of the work of Josh Welton, a Michigan artist and welder who crafts exceptionally detailed and designed motorcycle art from humble bits of steel through his Brown Dog Welding shop in Detroit. Welton, once a millwright apprentice for Chrysler, says he “struck my first arc” in November of 2002.
Welton uses tig, mig and stick welding to create his small but convincing and beautiful steel motorcycle creations.
“Brown Dog Welding is the product of my passion,” Welton says. “What began as my profession has become something much more. It is an evolving entity as I continue to grow as a metal worker and as an artist. Welding, when done right, is an art form unto itself, and I enjoy challenging myself to raise the bar.”
More Motorcycle Sculpture
Created from cast off watch parts, each one is a tiny jewel of recycling and motorcycling wonder. You can also check out this gallery of cool bikes made from watch parts. They’re not made by Josh…I just like them too…