JK Brown

They say one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure – but it’s hard to believe many people could perform the magic that John Kennedy Brown does with scrap metal. John, from West Wales, known by many as JK Brown, creates amazing art out of bits of scrap metal that have been fly-tipped or washed up on beaches. “I have lived in rural West Wales for the past eight years. This peaceful part of the country is known for being a precious habitat for its native wildlife, which is of constant inspiration to me. Like other scrap metal art, Brown’s works take a considerable amount of time and skill to complete. His most popular works are the welded butterflies, which Brown says represents metamorphosis. “I like to think that the buyers are people seeking an emblem of beauty transcending endless consumption,” Brown wrote. The butterflies are meticulously painted and shaped in the likeness of specific species, such as the Holly Blue and Red Admiral butterflies.