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Creative Reuse in Fine Art: James "Shamus" Koch


James “Shamus” Koch is a self-defined “sculptor of found objects”. Using his innate creative vision and his well honed welding skills, Shamus turns junkyard scraps into rustic yet elegant sculptures. Long before the concept of “green” was invented, Shamus was transforming scraps of rusted metal into innovative, abstract and often whimsical works of art. His creations are a magical combination of organic elements and geometric patterns that will delight anyone.

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  • GreenLifeGal

    The moment I met Shamus I knew he and I would be friends. I also knew that his art was something special... a part of a story of sustainability that I wanted to express through The Arts. He remains a very special and important part of GreenLife Gallery and he continues to impress with his sculpted works of art. His vision for discarded metal "junk" is nothing short of amazing!! It's one thing to look at his work and say, "If I knew how to weld, I could make that." but, it's an entirely different thing to actually come up with the ideas, the "vision" of a completed sculpture, when all you have is a pile of metal scraps. That's where his genius comes to light. Combine that talent with an exceptionally funny, witty and all-around great personality and you've got James "Shamus" Koch.