As an owner of an off-track thoroughbred (OTTB), I subscribe to any number of horse email lists and blogs. While most of these offer tips on horse care, training, and farm management, occasionally there is a post that is horse related but not typical. Horse Collaborative had one such post listed under their “western” category although it had nothing to do with western riding.
The post featured the work of John Lopez who is an amazing artist. While John does bronze casting, he is also known for his welded works made from scrap metal. The article reported that he started his artistic journey creating a fence and gate for a family cemetery out of scrap metal when he ran out of supplies. He liked the result so much he started incorporating the welded pieces into his other work and now creates hybrid metal art. If you like western themed art and sculpture, you will definitely want to explore his website, John Lopez Studio. I’ve included a link to the video on YouTube of how he made one of his pieces and hope you enjoy his work as much as I do.