Meet Gabriel Dishaw.

By: Melodie Duperval

“Junk Art”


sculptural assemblage constructed from discarded materials, as glass, scrap metal, plastic and wood.”

Meet Gabriel Dishaw. (

A bona-fide self proclaimed “junk artist” whose passion is creating metal works of art using mechanical (machine parts) as his medium. Gabriel tends to use pieces from typewriters, adding machines and even old computers. The creations that really caught FAULT’s eye is Gabriel’s ((Sneaker Series Sculptures))– a collection of revamped metal sculptures in the shape of nike sneakers. Too bad the sneakers are not wearable but hey, they sure look good!

Here’s what the Junk Artist had to say when FAULT interviewed him for a few minutes.

FAULT: Gabriel, tell us about when you first realized you wanted to create “junk art”?

It was in 9th grade. My art teacher gave us an assignment but allowed us to pick what we wanted to do so he listed a number of examples of projects we could do and one of those was Junk Art. This intrigued me so I did some research on it and put my spin on it. I have been doing it ever since.

FAULT: What was the biggest junk sculpture you ever made?

I created a 7 foot tall Rearing Horse.

FAULT:  Loving your (wired) sneaker creations! what materials do you use to create them?

These are created mostly from discarded computer parts, circuit boards, computer ships, and wire.