Welded Steel Sculpture
&
Architectural Oddities

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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Rick's Windmill

This 14-ft. tall windmill was made mostly from found objects (other than the tower itself). I made it for my brother in California.

East Jesus Garden Arch

A wild and fun collaborative project. This is ongoing. Every time I go out there I add more junk to the arch. More about East Jesus at www.eastjesus.org

Stairway to Heaven

Spiral staircase with wind sculpture on top, Each tread has a different pattern.

Stairway to Heaven

The wind sculpture built into the top of the staircase is plumbed for propane so it will work as a big "tiki" torch.

COSMOS

Cosmos is a wind powered kinetic sculpture. It is 20 feet tall and 12 feet in diameter at the base.
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COSMOS

Close-up of the central hub.

COSMOS at Burning Man 2004

For Burning Man most of the wind catchers were covered with brightly colored spandex.

Caduceus

Wind powered kinetic sculpture
 

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Double Helix

Wind powered kinetic sculpture - approx 12 feet tall.

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Floralia

Wind sculpture. - approximately 8 feet tall

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Heavy Duty

wind sculpture - approximately 10 feet tall

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Rocks Go For a Ride

wind sculpture with rocks as counterweights

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Tawhiri

wind sculpture

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Tawhiri

Close up of base

The Toaster

This is a fire and wind sculpture. The three towers have fireboxes in the bottom. The heat rises and spins the blades on top.
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The Toaster at Burning Man 2007
A Tribute to Roundness

18-inch diameter sphere made entirely of bearings. Elements on the surface spin independently. Sold

Cosmic Bottle Opener

Kinetic sculpture. When you spin the sphere, elements on the surface spin in the opposite direction due to gearing inside the sphere.
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Pyramid

a pyramid of small steel parts. It's about 10" x 10"
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Water

Abstract standing figure. Part of a series of four - Air, Earth, Water, and Fire.
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Standing Figure

Kinetic standing figure
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Red Headed Bluebird

Made of found objects. The bird rocks back and forth and you can change the position of his neck and head.
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Shovelhead

I've made dozens of these using shovels and found objects. No two are alike. They are available at Van Gogh's Ear gallery in Prescott, AZ

The Dancinator

Life size figure made of steel junk

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The Dancinator

View of the back.

The Dancinator under construction.
COSM dome

This 60-foot diameter geodesic dome set up permanently at the Gateway Ranch in Flagstaff.

COSM dome

The dome set up at Burning Man 2006 to display Alex Grey's artwork

Amphibia

A 62-foot diameter tent/sculpture with a 32-foot tall tower in the center. It was built to house Amphibia - a theme camp at Burning Man

Amphibia

View of the inside of Amphibia

Amphibia

The structure at night without its canopy.

 
Cosmic Steel
21125 W. Walnut Creek Rd
Prescott, AZ 86305
928-308-2872