Junk Sculptures by James Leo Sewell
James Leo Sewell is an American artist, talented junk Sculptor, born in 1945 in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. He created these incredible sculptures from recycled materials. James Leo Sewell has produced over 4,000 works over the last 50 years. Featured in the permanent collections of 23 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museums worldwide, as well as other museums and galleries. In particular, the American Visionary Art Museum, the Garbage Museum (Stratford, CT), the Shonandai Cultural Center (Fujisawa, Japan), Museo de Sera International (Madrid, Spain), Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum, and the Chicago Children’s Museum. In addition, his work is in the collections of such corporations as Nike, Inc and NBC. James Leo Sewell has produced public art works for institutions including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and local state environmental protection offices.
In fact, Sewell’s art follows naturalistic themes, and animals feature prominently in his creations. His collage-like sculpture assembled from metal, wood, and plastic that he collects from trash, yard sales, and flea markets. For some commissions, he uses objects, often of sentimental value or with personal meaning, contributed by the patron who has commissioned the art.
Incredible Junk Sculptures by James Leo Sewell