blacksmithing, my sculptures
centered around found objects usually
found in my home away from
home - the world's greatest junkyard.
When time allows and the pieces
present themselves, I still make
photo: Q Found Object Birdbath with
Laverne the Bird and oversized
Cattail and Coneflower Sculpture
photo: Q Anchor Angel
photo: Q Get Your Her On
Sims American Steel
created in 1995 in a collaborative
effort with fellow smith David Flynn.
Rusty is constructed of forged steel and
barbed wire spheres; he weighs 350 pounds.
While on display for Christmas viewing
in 1995 he was abducted on the evening
of December 7th.
Rusty's kidnapping made the front page
of the local newspaper.
There were several sightings of the
snowman for the next several days.
On December 11th we received
an anonymous phone call;
Rusty had been spotted in an alley.
He was recovered and brought home.
Sims Rusty the Snowman
photo: Dan Broten Drum
Sims I'm In Treble Now 48" length
Sims Fish 22" length
photo: Dan Broten Found Object Bird Bath
Sims Spider Web Slightly Mangled
5' Fan Shroud with Copper
Toilet Tank Floats and an 8 Tine Pitch Fork
Sims Fire Place Screen 30" x 36" Created Using a Cast Iron Furnace Door