About 15 years ago I wanted to find a hobby or two that would occupy my time, was constructive, and would be a creative outlet. I didn’t know how to weld, but I knew a guy that knew a guy that could weld. To make a long story short, someone at work helped me learn the basics of MIG welding. I tried making a couple sculptures, and well, they were crap. I didn’t give up though, If I didn’t like the way something turned out, I tried again. Sometimes I simply had bad ideas, but the times that I was able to create something cool outweighed the failures. I’ve sold most of the art I’ve made in a couple galleries in eastern Oregon. I’ve taken a break from sculptures the last couple years to design and build a couple cars. Here are some of the things I’ve been able to create. I hope my short story and pictures will inspire others to follow whatever passion they have. You can find me on Facebook under Del Loose.

Birds made with ball bearings, spoons, screws, nails. Mounted on a horse bit and horse shoe

Fish sculpture made with many metal objects

2nd custom car, front view

2nd custom car, side view

2nd custom car, rear view.

1st custom car

Birds on a nest made of nails inside a horse shoe

Fish sculpture made with many metal objects

Coffee table I made of concrete, stainless steel, and tools

Fish sculpture made with many metal objects

Fish sculpture made with many metal objects

Fish sculpture made with many metal objects

Fish sculpture made with many metal objects

2nd custom car

Me, the creator