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Recycle Scrap Metal Art

Updated on April 15, 2019
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After running his own garage for many yrs., recycling cars for Paul was an easy segue from fixing them. 3 years turned into 30 years.

Scrap Metal Art

"Gate" by Bob Dylan photo courtesy of Halcyon Gallery
"Gate" by Bob Dylan photo courtesy of Halcyon Gallery

Artist Bob Dylan's Scrap Metal Gates

Bob Dylan came from an industrial blue collar town in Hibbing, Minnesota. Surrounded by iron ore was natural setting for him. Working with discarded scrap metal and making something beautiful from it is a gift. Building art from odds and ends of material is a challenge. It is a passion for the true artist. They just have a unquenchable thirst and desire to create art.

The Artist Adding Finishing Touches

Bob Dylan at work, photo courtesy of Halcyon Gallery
Bob Dylan at work, photo courtesy of Halcyon Gallery

Bob Dylan at Work

Bob Dylan's Studio photo courtesy of Halcyon Gallery
Bob Dylan's Studio photo courtesy of Halcyon Gallery

The Artist

Artist's have many talents. Talent has many facets. Some artists act, write or paint. Bob Dylan was awarded a Nobel prize in 2016 for literature. I was glad to hear that he was presented with this prestigious award. He has attained one Oscar and 11 Grammy awards in his lifetime. One of the few artist that had tremendous talent as a lyricist.

Bob Dylan's Exhibit

In 2013 Bob Dylan had his up-cycled gates for viewing at a London Art Gallery called Halcyon Gallery for 3 months Nov 2013 to Jan.2014. For a panoramic view of all his work please click here.

Halcyon Gallery

Halcyon Gallery, London, England 2013-2014
Halcyon Gallery, London, England 2013-2014

In His Own Words

This is a good time to have Bob Dylan tell you how he feels about his "Mood Swings" Exhibit in his own words.

“I’ve been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid. I was born and raised in iron ore country – where you could breathe it and smell it every day. And I’ve always worked with it in one form or another.

Gates appeal to me because of the negative space they allow. They can be closed but at the same time they allow the seasons and breezes to enter and flow. They can shut you out or shut you in. And in some ways there is no difference.”

– Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Today

Bob's designs have expanded to Whiskey bottles. For 2018, Bob will be on tour to Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, followed by several stops in Australia with the last whistle stop in New Zealand. Good times had by all I'm sure.

Heaven's Door Whiskey branded by Bob Dylan, photo courtesy of
Heaven's Door Whiskey branded by Bob Dylan, photo courtesy of


Up-cycling scrap metal is telling the world to preserve our planet. A few singer's paint, sing and act. Not many famous singers that won Nobel prizes can boast about being a painter, a lyricist and a scrap metal artist.


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