Nothing like being in the right place at the right time!
About six years ago, that’s just what happened to Dan. A 30,000 gallon stainless steel silo imploded. He was asked to look at it and tell them if it could be saved or not. It only took one look inside to know that it would be of no use to them. They determined it would be best to send it for scrape metal. The more Dan thought about it and looked at it, the more he wondered if it might be material he could work with for sculptures. He decided to take a chance and offered to haul it off for them.
It was a huge job, and took hours and hours to cut apart and carefully save and store large and small pieces of stainless steel, but the whole thing was worth it when he cut a section away and looked inside to find an absolute treasure! Heavy steel, through the power of nature, had been folded, formed, and shaped in a way that would be impossible to do with machines. The question was how to save it and work with it. Many more hours were spent carefully cutting, grinding, and polishing until, what could have been left for scrap, was formed into a beautiful stainless steel sculpture. It was a unique experience for Dan to work as a team with Mother Nature.
It seemed only appropriate to name it “Rescued”. This sculpture is approximately 11’x10’x6′. It is currently on display in downtown Salt Lake City but we would very much like to find it a permanent home. If you would like to adopt this amazing sculpture, please get in contact with us. It is 100% stainless steel so it won’t “rust, bust, or collect dust” as Dan is fond of saying. Well, it might collect some dust but it certainly cleans up nicely and easily! It would make a beautiful addition to any sculpture garden, personal collection, or commercial property.