Ian Bird

Wrecking Yard Color Study #11, 2021

Sheet metal, angle iron


Used sheet metal is my medium of choice.  I specialize in Americana and favor using materials from forgotten American cars, machines, etc. My designs combine color, contrast and texture to create a cohesive work. Everything I use had its own life and story before it came to me. I am primarily known for my maps of the United States Lower 48, but I make other things as well.