One of our assignments for this class was to do a piece in the area called Found Object Art. To do this piece I went to my business and located some discarded motorcycle parts. These I used for the sculpture called Exploding Gears, the first piece in a series called "Industrial Movement: Giving Life to Discarded Objects."
Height: 36 inches
Width: 24 inches
Depth: 18 inches
Discarded motorcycle parts
Sold; in the collection of Larry Kimmel, retired Arizona Ranger.
"O's" was my third in the series called "Industrial Movement: Giving Life to Discarded Objects". It also was an assignment for my welding class. To create this piece I purchased a discarded satellite dish for $10. "O's" was different. I didn't weld on the main body of the sculpture, just the stand. Due to its large size, I spent alot of time crawling around cutting O's and creating the connecting pieces. My instructor really liked this sculpture and arranged for it to be displayed on the campus of Yavapia College. During the time it was displayed many people enjoyed it and one person decided to purchase "O's: Wheel Inside the Wheel."
Height: 6 feet
Width: 8 feet
Depth: 4.5 feet
Stand: steel tubing
This piece is my favorite sculpture created using found objects. It shows three sailboats trying to qualify for The America's Cup, using the wind to speed toward the finish line. To win this prestigeous trophy is the ultimate goal of many captains, sailors and boat designers. To create "The Race" I used the metal from three discarded motorcycle tanks and steel rod.
Height: 18 inches
Width: 14 inches
Depth: 9 inches
Steel sheet metal and steel rods
Sold; in the collection of Daniel Webster, captain of the Yacht "Joanne."
While creating metal art I have made many new friends. One of my friends enjoyed marine wildlife and asked me to create for her my vision of an eel. Shown is my picture of this joyful little creature at play. I called it EELATION.
Height: 9 inches
Width: 16 inches
Depth: 8 inches
steel and cut metal tubing.
Sold; in the collection of Shannon P Webster, owner of World Wide Yacht Charters.