Eco-trash Sculpture Artist Bruce Gray

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gears table by bruce gray

Gears Table

Trash to Treasure Sculpture and Mobiles by Bruce Gray

For about ten years I followed Bruce as a guy who took more stuff out of the trash than he put in. He initially tickled my fancy for recycled materials made into art with his Motorcycle #1 sculpture featuring model Eve Ellis.

Motorcycle #1 was constructed in heavy industrial steel-found objects.

That included two very heavy massive railroad equipment gears for wheels, a train coupling link for the seat, giant train springs for shocks, oversized chain, and a BMW R75/5 motorcycle engine with tail pipes. Slightly oversized, it looked ride-able! Yet the engine was nonfunctional and only meant to be enjoyed visually.

recycled motorcycle by bruce gray

Motorcycle #1

The featured image here is titled Gears Table, fabricated from 35 industrial gears in steel, stainless steel and brass.

Stunning and unique, this heavy-duty coffee table includes hidden welds to make it look like it could almost function in some unexpected way. For about $6,000 you can contact Bruce to create a similar table as this one sold.

Bruce continues to pull materials from a dumpster…

Or he receives a company trash donation, typically in his Los Angeles studio region. A more recent creation is Bing the Robot, who is now a TV celebrity!

Find more precious sculptures on Bruce’s Found Objects page, such as Barking Dog (private collection), made from steel-found objects. Gee, no vet or food bills from this guard dog.

barking dog by Bruce Gray

Barking Dog

Bruce’s style is fun, colorful and visually stimulating. His sense of humor is conveyed through object works of people, animals, insects, or dinosaurs. Each is honored a unique personality and is truly inspiring to any trash-hunting sculptor.

Check out more of Bruce’s endeavours on his YouTube page.


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Green Diva Delia

Delia Montgomery became an eco fashion guru as "Chic Eco" by learning who makes what in the world of environmental fashion and design. The focus became individual designers, rather than the companies they represented. Blog writing contributions include Conducive Chronicle and Important Media. Magazine contributions are Conscious Choice, Fiber Ethics, Design Works, Natural Matters and Yogi Times, plus OmPlace,, EcoMall and other green-minded sites. Delia's bimonthly Eco Style column for In Business, a magazine dedicated to individuals who grow sustainable enterprises, ran nearly eight years. For six years she wrote The Environment for Chevy Chaser, a monthly Kentucky community paper. Visit Delia's website at

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