Mantucky Metal Art by Joel Isaacs


The methods used by Joel are rudimentary. Take a concept, draw, cut, weld, repeat. No computerized cutting equipment, just a steady hand and a vision.

These are some ways to describe the medium of choice. 55 gallon drums are some of the most common things you’ll see littered across a typical Montana property. Some have seen 40+ winters, sitting in a lonely field with a lost purpose. These drums have history. Until you start cutting and shaping them you’ll then see these barrels come to life. Joel’s passion consists of salvaging these barrels across Montana and turning them into something they’d never expect to be. Art.


Go Find It

Mantucky Metal Art using upcycled materials.



Artist's Video

Click below to watch a wonderfully constructed video on Joel's process and vision.