Salvage Metal Art-Meet Wendy LeBouton
“I started my journey into salvage metal art in 2014 purely by accident. My new neighbor at the time had a stick welder and metal scrap hanging around in his garage. I discovered I still in fact knew how to weld having had a class in high school many, many years ago. While creating a few pieces for my own yard I found I loved the creative process using scrap metal and the fun began.”
The Early Years of Salvage Metal Art.
“In my first year my time was spent searching and collecting scrap metal and honing my welding skills. It was quite the adventure. Meeting with local farmers, landowners, salvage yard workers and friends, my dream was shared and my salvage pile grew. ”
“In 2016 I did a show at a local Makers Fair and in 2017 participated in an Artwalk competition. Most recently I’ve been happily working during the non-frigid months and generating private sales from my Facebook. In the last three years I’ve been asked to do pieces for three separate fundraisers. In 2016 to raise funds for children’s playground equipment, in 2017 for a local food bank and most recently for a cancer benefit. It’s been an honor to be able to contribute to my community in this fashion, doing what I love.”
“My imagination runs wild when I look into a pile of scrap. Influenced by a rural small town life and using vintage farm machinery and an assortment of salvage. Birds, wildlife, children, angels, come to life. Working with a sense of humor I hope that people find joy in my creations.”
Re-Scape would like to thank Wendy for her contributions to both the eBook and the new website! Please join her on her new Facebook page too! https://www.facebook.com/iamatruckdriversdaughter