A metal artist is turning found, foraged, and donated scrap metal into beautiful, detailed sculptures of animals that prove one man’s trash really is another’s treasure.

Leah Jeffrey, 23, is a metal artist and metal fabrication shop worker from Georgia who’s been welding sculptures of animals from scraps for four years.

Her interest in this art form began in a high school welding class, which inspired Ms Jeffrey to pursue a diploma.

“During my second year of welding school, I had some extra time in class,” she told The Epoch Times. “I’d seen someone make these birds out of spoons, and I thought it’d be cool to try that, so I just started on my first project, my first sculpture, which was a great horned owl. I was like, ‘This is really cool,’ so I just kept making pieces.”

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