The Trip hereKathy Walton Art.com I grew up on a farm in central Illinois making holiday door decorations of evergreen trimmed from the yard and leaves, seedpods and pretty roadside treasures collected throughout the year. My mother always said you can’t have too many rocks, sticks and twigs. You never know when you’ll need just the right piece. After college I spent a couple decades running stores. From lawnmowers to diamonds I was still making arrangements pleasing to the eye with what was at hand. At 40 my husband and I bought a house, quit our jobs, cut our hair and quit smoking—all on the same weekend!! We started a contracting business working with hotels. I became quite adept with a power drill and a saw. A course on metal sculpture to learn to use welding equipment we’d acquired led me to another new world. Sculpture~On the Edge of Wild came about and now I sort through stacks of junk and debris for just the right part for a nose or an eye. Recycling while creating sculptures for the garden and home! I have definitely come full circle--From roadside weeds into flower arrangements to roadside junk into sculpture. And I’m still scouting for great finds wherever I go. I describe my style as an enhanced line drawing. The steel sculptures are light and airy even made of heavy–duty junk. Ceramics have texture and character with rough edges--and great critters. I work from my home and studio in Marietta, GA. Call to view the collection. I enjoy showing off my critters in their natural habitat. Commissions and special requests welcome. Kathy Walton
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