Welded Steel Sculpture
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Royce Carlson creates whimsical welded steel sculptures and architectural oddities using
found objects, recycled materials and new steel. He creates these things in Prescott, Arizona.


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March, 2010
Pop Rocket Features Royce Carlson

I am the featured artist in the April, 2010 issue of Pop Rocket. Pop Rocket is a Northern Arizona arts and entertainment magazine published in Prescott, AZ. My sculpture, COSMOS, is on the cover and there are photos of some of my other work inside. The issue is available online.

Dec. 2009
Article by Royce Carlson in The Blue Rock Review - PLAY issue

The Blue Rock Review is an annual collected journal of visual art, essays, poetry, and interviews about the creative process. I wrote an article about how play and work blend in the creation of my art and they published it in this year's journal.. Each year has a theme and in this issue the theme was "Play." The article features several photos of my work.  It's an honor to be represented in such a fine publication. I highly recommend it to creative people everywhere.


Oct. 4, 2009
2010 Burning Man Calendar has a picture of COSMOS in it.

Every year the Burning Man Festival organizers put out a wall calendar. This year's contains lots of photos of art, performances, etc. On the page for June, 2010, there is an unusual night shot of Cosmos taken by John Ross. Cosmos was set up at Burning Man in 2004. Since then it has been displayed in the yard of my shop, Cosmic Steel. When it was at Burning Man, it had Spandex covered wind catchers. The Spandex rotted away very quickly. Now the wind catchers are sheathed in steel for durability reasons.

Sept. 27, 2009
COSMOS appears in "Surrogates" movie.

The latest Bruce Willis film, released Sept. 25, 2009, is about a future where everyone interacts via surrogate robots. My sculpture, Cosmos, appears in the background about a third of the way through the movie. The setting is the "human reservation" where a character called The Prophet (played by Ving Rhames) lives. It's a green park-like setting with greenhouses and wind sculptures and such. Cosmos can be seen spinning away at the left side of the screen for about 2 seconds. There is a another, direct-on, shot except Bruce Willis' head practically fills the screen. I suppose, since he is the star of the movie, that I shouldn't complain too much about him blocking the view of the sculpture!

I thought the movie was pretty good. Both my wife and I are action/adventure and Sci-Fi fans so it's not surprising that we liked it.

Cosmos is available for sale. - $26,000 The sculpture is a little more than 20 feet tall and has a base diameter of 12 feet. There are multiple spinning elements. Check out the video tour of Cosmic steel to see it in action (near the end of the 5-minute video).

I wrote a brief story about how Cosmos ended up in this movie in my blog, Adventures in the Zone.

February, 2008
Article shows one of my gates in Phoenix Home and Garden magazine.

A gate I made for the Morgan/Trushell residence appears in an article about their home in the February, 2008 issue of Phoenix Home and Garden magazine.

July, 2007
Yavapai Magazine article has photo of a gate I made.

In the July, 2007 issue of Yavapai Magazine, they did a feature on a remodeled home that included several pieces of my metalwork. A water fountain/sculpture of mine is on the cover and a photo of an entry gate of mine is in the body of the article.

September, 2004
COSMOS appears in Wired Magazine article (online).

I built COSMOS to show at the Burning Man Festival in 2004. Wired Magazine did a feature in the online magazine on Burning Man and a photo of COSMOS is in it. Look at their slideshow.  - http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2004/09/64823