I create sculptures from scrap steel, tools and farm implements that are destined for the scrap heap. Influenced by nature, my art is a reflection of the world in which we live. My goal as an artist is to make people appreciate the simple, neglected resources from which my creations are born.
Rod Buckland is a born and bred local from Toowoomba Queensland, Rod has been married to Bron since 1992 and the couple are blessed with two adult children, Jess & Jake.
Rod discovered his passion for making sculptures back in 2016 as one day his mother Robyn, who is an avid frog collector, asked Rod if he could make her a steel frog.
The project was put into motion in Rod’s backyard shed. Rod is a Boilermaker by trade and downed tools some 18 years ago and took up an office-based role in the structural steel industry.
Rod likes to make one off pieces of art mainly from scrap metal and tries to incorporate a personal part in every sculpture whether it be an old spanner or a piece of machinery that has a family connection both physically and spiritually.
Making sculptures on the weekend gives Rod great solace and therapy to escape the modern fast paced world we live in today.
Rod believes uniqueness is the key to all art and every piece he creates has a small piece of his heart and soul and hopefully a great conversation subject at family gatherings or events.
Rod’s goal as an artist is to make people appreciate the simple, neglected resources we dispose of by turning them into a piece that can be spoken about and handed down through the generations.
Metal Sculptors:- John Lopez, Brian Mock and David Andrew Whitehead.
Runner up in peoples choice awards at Sculpture on the farm
Sculpture on the Farm 2019 ( Dungog NSW)
Sculpture on the edge 2020 (Maleny)
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