Dave at work.                             Flying Dragon

I weld steel and found objects to create my original sculptures.  Each piece is unique and displays its own character.  Their playful personalities are fun and entertaining.  My goal is to evoke a smile and to get you to look twice.  I hope you enjoy these works as much as I enjoy creating them.  Let me know what you think!    

My work is individually designed and constructed using new and reclaimed materials in my downtown Cedar Rapids studio.  The colorful sculptures are primed and painted for lasting protection.  Other sculptures have developed a natural patina and are then finished with a protective seal to protect them, but if left outdoors they will weather beautifully over the years, developing their own distinctive character. 

The MetalWorks studio is located in the historic J.G. Cherry Building in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The building was originally used to manufacture dairy equipment.  Over the years it has housed several businesses.  It has been extensively renovated and is now home to many artists,  entrepreneurs, and unique retail businesses.  

Dave Leeper                    
MetalWorks Studio                 
329 10th Ave SE Suite 131 Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

The Cherry Building

Blue Heron   46"h    Brushed steel and clear enamel.