Each piece begins as a flat sheet of steel. It is then cut, folded and welded together to create a beautiful piece of art. We want to realistically represent some of nature’s most beloved icons with unparalleled creative detail and lasting durability to enjoy no matter where you live. 

 

Eric Carroll and Richard Turner

Desert Steel artist Eric Carroll

Eric Carroll attended the Wichita State University School of Art where he developed a love for sculpture. He began by building custom work for businesses across the country. On a trip to Arizona he discovered the beauty of the Saguaro and returned to Kansas with a passion that hasn’t died since. Eric loves the challenge of replicating the natural majesty of desert plants with steel. Richard Turner spent most of his career as a successful businessman, but welded for a hobby and creative outlet. When Eric married his daughter, Angie, Richard found someone with which to share his passion for sculpture. The two worked together to master Eric’s dream of replicating the Saguaro. In late 2003 they travelled to their first show where they were met with an overwhelming response. Ever since they’ve been attending shows and challenging themselves to recreate more of nature’s most treasured icons. We like to think that Eric’s dream came true.