A traveling cattle patterning has turned junk into stunning metal sculptures that pay homage to a famous outback lifestyle.
Claire Murphy’s camp drawing sculpture “Ben and Scrap”, which is life-size and weighs a total of 935 kg, is made from recycled scrap.
“My father taught me to weld as a child, and I have worked on cattle farms all my life,” said Mrs. Murphy.
“And my mother is an incredible artist, so that’s probably how I got the eye.”
Using hundreds of old tools, trick parts, and agricultural equipment, Mrs. Murphy worked on the plant for two years on her property in Mount Isa before revealing it to the public this week.
“I sketched the horse on paper and blew it up in the air on a piece of flat steel plate, then I raise it up and put legs on it and make it 3D from there,” she said.
“I just go by feeling and eye and make a lot of measurements.”
As the images of the sculptures go viral overnight, the 33-year-old horse breeder and trainer hopes that the enthusiasm for her hobby will encourage her to make more pieces.
“I’ve had a lot of interest; I tried to keep it hidden for a long time, many of my family and friends wanted to take pictures of the sculpture for a long time, so I’m just glad it’s out now and people can enjoy it, “said Mrs. Murphy.