Links to International Welding Artists and their Amazing Artwork

> “Dialogue With Steel” - Albert Paley exhibits steel sculptures in Hamilton, New Jersey until 18 April 2010

"It is easy to be impressed by the Albert Paley retrospective at Grounds for Sculpture, the 35-acre sculpture park and museum on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds in Hamilton. The size and scale of the metal sculptures in this indoor exhibit are mind-blowing; some pieces are around 15 feet high, while others weigh up to a ton. They are monumental." Art Review by B Genocchio in the New York Times, February 5, 2010

If you are interested in steel sculptures, please check the following web links:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/07/nyregion/07artsnj.html

http://groundsforsculpture.org/fallwinterseason.html

http://www.albertpaley.com/portfolio.asp?category=40&title=Exhibitions&intro=true

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Paley

What do you think about this artist and his sculptures?

Museum Welders won Best in Show at the Idiotarod Shopping-Cart Race in St Luis & display MonstroCity Monkey Bars Welders of the City Museum in St Luis (Missouri, USA) won Best in Show at the Idiotarod shopping-cart race when they displayed their bespoke shopping cart in the spirit of "Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome" on 6 March 2010. Building the flaming and fire-breating cart took about two weeks, said Daniel Heggarty, an eight-year employee and welder at the museum: http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2010/03/photos_city_museum_welders_forge_shopping_cart_worthy_of_mad_max.php Probably the same team of welders mixed recently two Saber 40 aircraft fuselages, a fire engine, a castle turret, a 25' tall cupola and several 4' wide wrought-iron slinkies, under the guidance of City Museum's Creative Director Bob Cassilly and his crew. The result is MonstroCity, the most monumental, monolithic, monstrous montage of monkey bars in the world. The dream of professional welders everywhere, MonstroCity is an interactive sculpture where kids and adults (who wish they were kids) can crawl, jump, climb and bounce their way through an exciting jungle gym of inspiration: http://www.citymuseum.org/monstrocity.html
Get insprired: New lighthouse-themed metal water sculpture by welding instructor Dale Copeland and his students A new, lighthouse-themed metal water sculpture was installed on 22 June 2010 in Burien (Washington, USA) near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport by welding instructor Dale Copeland and his students from the Puget Sound Skills Center: http://www.b-townblog.com/2010/06/23/skills-center-students-install-lighthouse-sculpture-at-community-center/
Welders of "All American" 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina weld 2nd Brigade's "Falcon Icon" Welding shop supervisor Staff Sgt. Dewey Adams and welder Pfc. William Crutcher of the D Troop, 1st Squadron, 73rd Calvary Regiment in Fort Bragg, North Carolina (USA) spent over nine days creating a massive falcon sculpture. This is a falcon in flight, gripping the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment crest in its talons: http://waronterrornews.typepad.com/home/2010/06/falcon-of-steel.html The 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment deploys anywhere in the world, within 18 hours of notification: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/325th_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._82nd_Airborne_Division
Degrees that work: Each sunrise offers a new opportunity for artistic welder Mike Patterson (Steel the Wind) > Degrees that work Each sunrise offers a new opportunity for artistic welder Mike Patterson, who manufactures a Great Blue Heron weather vane (Steel the Wind). He skillfully demonstrates hand-held plasma cutting and oxyacetylene burnishing. It covers also Jennifer Brinkley-Cruz, a manufacturing specialist for Toyota. She looks after 40 robotic welding cells and starts her day with a daily planning meeting every morning. A video by Pennsylvania College of Technology and WVIA public television including hand-held plasma cutting and various grinding strokes: http://www.pct.edu/degreesthatwork/welding.htm
Oz artist struggles in windy weather conditions to TIG weld a stolen and found-again hand to his bronze sculpture in Warrnambool Sculptor Ewan Coates reattaches the missing hand to his piece "The Three Pillars of Instant Gratification" in Warrnambool (Victoria, Australia): http://www.standard.net.au/news/local/news/general/artist-lends-a-hand/1882181.aspx