Dale Lewis, Hastings MN
Historic St. John’s Episcopal Church
After leaving his career as an electrical technician and machinist, Dale started exploring three dimensional art and mosaic sculptures. However, those didn’t hold up well outdoors in MN winters.
“So, in 2010 I bought a welder and started experimenting. I discovered that metal provides greater flexibility and working with scrap offers a wide variety of materials that often influence the design of my work. Not only can my pieces be permanently installed outdoors, but I love turning scrap into art. I look at things differently, especially at junk yards and now I see art everywhere”.
With horns made from Harley Davidson mufflers, Old Tex is a life size Texas Longhorn that weighs 600 pounds and is made of mixed metal and found objects.