Nathan Nicholls: welder/sculptor of
recycled/found object metal. I am a Master Welder and sculptor of
recycled/found object metal assemblage, , a photographer and poet. The majority
of my work is one-of-a-kind, and made from my heart, without the primary goal
of making money.
I have been transforming my property into an extensive
sculpture garden; visitors are welcome to come and meditate, or simply enjoy
the view. One of my artistic goals is to draw attention to the societal
tendency toward consumer waste, and I hope to open the mind of the viewer to
I see shapes in junk that remind me of natural
life, and work them in varied scale into my art. I prefer rust as a patina
because it is a living surface that gives life to the piece. I do not usually
grind the metal or welds to smoothness because the texture of the weld gives it
life as well. I take joy in watching people identify what I have incorporated
in the piece. I paint some of my works, but usually only to enhance the
resemblance of the piece to the subject matter I seek to represent. I am not
limited by scale or subject matter, only by availability of raw materials.
Fundamentally, the junk has to find me, there are no local junk art supply
I draw inspiration and motivation from anything in life --
love, anger, or frustration, for example universal emotions motivate and
I have works on display and for sale at my home gallery in
Waldoboro, Maine, and at many area galleries and businesses. I have sold works
to many people far and near.
I hope you enjoy my work and thanks for
caring to know more.