New Sculpture From Old Metal


Bit of Earth Farm sculpture, repurposed metal sculpture, junk sculpture,

Repurposed metal sculpture from Bit of Earth Farm.

Mark and Kirby just finished this piece, a six-foot-something tall gong repurposed from all sorts of metal. Here’s how it’s done.



1941 oxygen canister

grapeshot cannonball

farm implement disc

leftover steel gas line

steel rod

tow hook

lifting hook



Apply welding equipment. Mix in vast amounts of effort, time, and creativity. Add sweat.

Place in garden. Hit gong with cannonball as desired.


We’re grateful that our friends (and amazing artists) Steve and Debra Bures will be offering the piece for sale starting this weekend as they celebrate Elements Gallery‘s 25th year anniversary. You’ll want to visit the charming town of Peninsula as well as their enticing gallery. While you’re there, give the gong a hearty cannon ball thwack!

Elements Gallery, Peninsula Ohio

Here’s the gong in place, in front of their gallery.

Bit of Earth Farm, Elements Gallery, repurposed metal art,

Elements Gallery garden now gong-enhanced.


About Laura Grace Weldon

Laura Grace Weldon is the author of "Free Range Learning," a handbook of natural learning and "Tending," a poetry collection. She lives on Bit of Earth Farm where she's a barely useful farm wench. Although she has deadlines to meet she often wanders from the computer to preach hope, snort with laughter, cook subversively, ponder life’s deeper meaning, talk to chickens and cows, sing to bees, hide in books, walk dogs, concoct tinctures, watch foreign films, and make messy art. Blog: FB: FB: FB: Twitter: @earnestdrollery
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4 Responses to New Sculpture From Old Metal

  1. katechiconi says:

    Elegant, but surely a classic case of Gee, That’s Huge!

  2. Bill says:

    Wonderful, beautiful, creative. It reminds me of the dinner bells that used to be common on farms here. Except it’s a cannonball gong instead of a bell. :) I envy your talent.

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