Dale welding

I am a full time metal sculptor from Massachusetts. I design both large-scale sculptures for individual installation with private collectors and temporary public exhibits full of multiple pieces.

My love for art lies in abstract geometrics, and much of my body of work encompasses the clean simple properties of that style. Over the years, I have incorporated iconic and whimsical shapes into my sculptures that allow viewers to connect with my art on an emotional level. My public exhibits feature sculptures that do just this. I strive to create thought-provoking work that is sophisticated, easily recognized, and will serve as a mental postcard.

Stainless Steel and Cor-Ten Steel are the metals I choose to work with. The Stainless Steel is beautiful and versatile. The surface of it can be done in many different finishes (as you will see in our gallery). The variations add dimension and depth to the different sculptures. The Cor Ten is chosen for its “long life/low maintenance” reputation. It is what cities and the federal government use to make bridges out of. It oxidizes over time and then seals itself. It offers an organic and simple element to the sculptures while the Stainless Steel brings in a little more pizzazz and punch.

In 2002, I began my full time welding career. My interest in TIG welding and working with metal had started years before when I taught myself to repair metal equipment on my family’s farm. My interest in art started even before that, when I was in school. Art was always something I loved, but truthfully didn't think it was a career path that could support a family. It always struck me as a hobby, and having it make sense economically didn't seem feasible. To that end, I have walked a fine line of balancing my creative impulses with the economic realities of marketing, selling, and transporting large heavy metal sculptures.

The process for creating my art takes at least six months from conception to completion. When an idea comes to me I think about it for some time before moving to the next step. I complete a sketch and then begin the process of transferring that idea to something that can be created with metal in my studio. I use 3-D software to perfect the image I want before breaking it apart into workable pieces to be laser cut.

My work includes sculptures for home and garden all of which are on display at fine galleries throughout the U.S. and are included in exclusive private and corporate collections. I am honored that my large sculptures enhances many public spaces across the nation for visitors to enjoy and I hope to have a piece of public art in every state by 2015. When I am not designing, welding, or exhibiting, I like to spend time with my 3 children traveling in my Vanagon, 4-wheeling, and flying kites.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. Please contact me with any questions at all.

Awards
     
Best Use of Urban Space Award ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI 2012
First Place Westport, CT Fine Art Show 2008
First Place Old Saybrook, CT Fine Art Show 2008
Best of Show Francisco’s Farm Art Festival at Midway College, Midway, KY 2008
Best of Show Promenade of Art, Arlington Heights IL 2010
Best of Show Temple Beth El Art Show, St. Petersburg, FL  
Best Sculpture Under the Oaks Art Show, Vero Beach, Fl, 2007
Best Sculpture Under the Oaks Art Show, Vero Beach, Fl 2008
Best Sculpture Art on the Square Art Show, Belleville, IL 2007
Best in Category Westport Fine Art Show, Westport CT 2009
Best in Category Chicago Botanic Garden Arts Festival, Glencoe, IL  
People’s Choice Paradise City Arts Festival, Marlborough, MA 2007
Award of Distinction Bonita Springs Art Festival 2009
Award of Distinction Bonita Springs Art Festival 2010
Award of Excellence Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival 2011
Sculpture in the City Award Belleville, IL 2008
Merit Award Port Clinton Art Festival, IL 2008
Artist of the Year North Shore Animal League Rescue America 2009
Artist of the Month Haverhill, MA 2007

 

Public Art Locations
UNITED STATES      
Alabama   Massachusetts  
  Eufaula   Amherst
Arkansas     Dedham
  Bentonville   Great Barrington
  Little Rock   Haverhill
California     Lynn
  Palm Desert   Natick
  Riverside   Newburyport
  San Diego   South Hamilton
  San Ramon Michigan  
  South Pasadena   Grand Blanc
  South San Francisco   Grand Rapids
  Woodland Hills   Harbor Springs
Connecticut     New Buffalo
  Avon   Petoskey
  Putnam Minnesota  
Florida     St. Paul
  Bay Harbor Islands New Jersey  
  Bonita Springs   Edgewater
  Cape Coral   Ocean City
  Coconut Creek   TeaNeck
  DelRey Beach   Wood Cliff Lake
  Ft. Lauderdale North Carolina  
  Ocala   Asheville
  Orlando Ohio  
  Valrico   Farfield
  Winter Park   Hamilton
Illinois   Pennsylvania  
  Belleville   Huntingdon
  Chicago   Lancaster
  Glenview Texas  
  Highland Park   Houston
  New Baden Utah  
  Swansea   Salt Lake City
Indiana   Vermont  
  Richmond   Berlin
  Munster   Williston
Maryland   Virginia  
  Gaithersburg   Arlington
  Baltimore   Daleville
       
       
       
    INTERNATIONAL  
    Canada  
      Ontario