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James "Shamus" Koch
James “Shamus” Koch is a self-defined “sculptor of found objects”. Using his innate creative vision and his well honed welding skills, Shamus turns junkyard scraps into rustic yet elegant works of art. His creations are a magical combination of organic elements and geometric patterns that will delight anyone.

Long before the concept of “green” was invented, Shamus Koch, was transforming scraps of rusted metal and discarded objects into innovative, abstract and often whimsical pieces of sculpted art, ranging from iron animals and birds to oversized feathers and metal mandalas.

It was nearly two decades ago, during a visit to the small, farming community of Newald, Wisconsin, where Shamus was born, that he found his calling as a sculptor.

There wasn’t much to do in his home town during his seasonal visits, and so began his journey to becoming the amazing artist he is today. In his words, it was “weld or wither” and the local junkyard provided the materials that inspired his designs.
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Contact Us: greenlifegallery@yahoo.com
Specialty: Sculptor of Found Metal Objects
Available Artwork
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Though Shamus lives most of the year in his Laguna Beach, CA home it is in Wisconsin where he continues to find most of the materials collected for his sculptures.
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SK032012 Small Dancing Heron
Approx. 12" W x 17" H x 22" L
$150
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SK042012 Large Dancing Heron
Approx. 24" W x 41" H x 16" D
$250
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SK072012 Phoenix Rising
Approx. 16" W x 31" H x 8" D
$200
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SK022012 Lil' Horse
Approx. 19" W x 20.5" H x 3.5" D
$400
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SK172012 Falcon
Approx. 19.5" W x 9" H x 4" D
$80
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SK242012 Amazon with Spear
Approx. 10.5" W x 17.5" H x 5" D
$150
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SK152012 Guardian Angel
Approx. 16" W x 32" H x 5" D
$250
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SK252012 Amazon with Sword
Approx. 11" W x 15" H x 3.5" D
$150
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SK122012 Large Lawn Lizard
Approx. 10" W x 39.5" H x 48" L
$195
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SK112012 Medium Lawn Lizard
Approx. 8" W x 27" H x 23" L
$165
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SK102012 Small Lawn Lizard
Approx. 8" W x 22" H x 26" L
$135
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SK022014 Rustic Feathers
Varies (Click Image for Details)
$80-$200
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SK052012 California Condor
Approx. 34" W x 25" H x 4.5" D
$250
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SK212012-SK232012 Chain Candle Holders
Sizes Vary (Click Image for Details)
$25/ea.
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SK202012 Rattlesnake
Approx. 10" W x 11" H x 10" D
$250
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SK092012 Butterfly
Approx. 36" W x 34" H x 47" L
$450
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SK082012 Hanging Metal Mandala
Approx. 14" W x 50" H x 5.5" D
$90
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SK142012 Hanging Spark Plug Firefly
Approx. 4" W x 1" - 2" H x 3" D
$15
SK132012 Spark Plug Firefly
Approx. 4" W x 1.5" - 2" H x 3" D
$15
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SK012012 Rusty Rooster
Approx. 9.5" W x 17" H x 22" L
$450
SK062012 Mashed Mandala
Approx. 12.5" W x 19" H x 5.5" D
Currently Unavailable
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SK162014 Horseshoe Crab
Approx. 8" W x 4" H x 18" L
$80
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SK172014 Kelp Dragon
Approx. 12" W x 14" H x 7" D
$150
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SK012014 Rusty Butterfly
Approx. 6" W x 9" H x 5" D
$40
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SK182013 Industrial Crucifix
Approx. 11" W x 17" H
$125
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SK032014 Sea Horse
Approx. 10" W x 9" H x 2.5" D
$130
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