The 23-year-old Chicago-based engineer Richard Lauth uses his imaginative expertise to create beautiful artworks of animals, pop culture characters like Star Wars’ Yoda and sculptures of everyday objects using nothing but metal canvas and a welding machine. Isn’t it amazing how he cleverly incorporates art into his seemingly boring job of pipe welding? The Metal Man undoubtedly took art to a new level of awesomeness!
Showcase of Lauth’s artwork:
He prefers a TIG welding technique, which utilizes a tungsten electrode to deliver a current to the welding site. The puddle that forms is then cooled with a gas. While this undertaking appears quite straightforward, it does require an expert amount of skill. In order to achieve a rainbow-like effect, welders must maintain proper heat control and pressure.