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Richard Cooley

Metal Sculpture By Dick Cooley Gallery

"whimsically welded sculpture depicting life"

Each sculpture is created using what most people call Junk I find most of the materials that inspire me at recycling centers salvage yards thrift stores and garage sales. I have several automobile motor cycle and small engine shops save used sparkplugs for me. I use many different items that we use in our everyday lives. Some of those items include old irons roller skates toasters bullet...

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... casings hammer heads kitchen utensils and hardware items. I often dismantle the items and those parts may be used in several different sculptures. I look at these items and find that they can be used to reflect life in a whimsical way. If you look closely at the sculptures you will recognize many of the parts. Every sculpture is a unique one-of-a-kind original because the assembly depends on the parts that I have on hand. I never have the exact same parts twice. The sculptures are assembled using a MIG welder and Brazing. I also use a cutting torch to make up bases or bend the metal rods

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Vintage Ford tractor
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale
$60.00

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Horse jumping fence
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale
$75.00

 
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officer on a handcuff
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale
$55.00

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Couples therapy
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale
$65.00

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Nutcracker Harley Davidson
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale
$80.00

 
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Violinist playing on key
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale
$28.00

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Office worker with three screens
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale
$60.00

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Tanker Semi
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale
$125.00

 
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Machinist micrometer drill press
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale
$48.00

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Staplegun excavator
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale
$90.00