In recent years, Niels has travelled extensively in the American Southwest and during that time he developed an interest in western-themed art. He is entirely self-taught. His assemblage pieces are constructed entirely from found objects and recycled and repurposed materials including barbed wire, twine, denim, aluminum, pewter, horse shoes, cowboy boot leather, Mexican coins, rope, and bullet casings.
Click on the gallery above to see a sampling of his western art.
Read a Review for Roadkill Cowboy at the Majestic Theater in Corvallis, Oregon, Gazette Times
Western Arts & Crafts
Western Arts & Craft
Murray Lein w Custom Watch Holder by Niels
Small Mirror Hanger
One of a series of 8 made from recycled drawer faces, hand-cut mirror glass, copper concho plates, belt leather and salvaged wood.
Medium Sized Wall Hanging
One of a series of six made from recycled cabinet doors, salvaged wood, mirror glass, Mexican 50-centavo pieces, spent 12 gauge shotgun shells, belt leather, and rope.
Tiana Project Sample
one of a series of 5 bulletin board/wall hangings made for the Tom family of Corvallis in memory of Ted Tom. Made from salvaged picture frames, old electronics, recycled cork board, and scrapbook materials.
Steam Punk Niels
Niels and his Steam Punk Bass and Amp were at the Steam Punk Show at the New Zone Gallery in Eugene this past November.
Small Javelina Panel
Single Coat Hangers Assortment
2 and 3 Up Wood Hangers
Levi Panel with Saguaro
Roadrunner Chasing Quarter Moon