My name is John Pung, I am a self taught welded metal sculpture artist. I started making sculptures when I was in high school, approximately 1974. For inspiration, I go to local scrap yards and search for objects that can be used in my sculptures. I have always been fascinated by machinery, and parts of machinery. I use these objects in my sculptures. I have made and sold many of these to various people around the country and have made them for such people as Tom Izzo, head basketball coach at Michigan State University, and Gene Keady, former head basketball coach at Purdue University. I have made a life-size crucifix donated and displayed in front of my local Catholic church in Pewamo. I also have works in the permanent collection at Lansing Community College and I am a two-time winner of Lansings Old Town Scrap Fest sculpture competition.
John's ArtPrize Entries
These are John's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.