Toni started creating from cast off race car parts that her husband and son no longer had need for. The first gazing ball stand was in response to all of the ordinary ones at most garden shops. Toni could see she wanted something unique. In the garage one afternoon she noticed the pile of used parts in the corner. She saw the crankshaft and liked the unusual machined beauty of it. Inspiration hit and quickly she assembled the parts into a vertical sculpture that could hold a gazing ball. "Weld this together!"
Setting the new sculpture in the yard and watching the rusty patina grow finalized the look. The beauty of the patina changes with time and organically blends with the landscape while maintaining a point of visual interest.
Soon others were asking for Toni to create sculptures for their yards. Demand quickly grew and new ideas from recycled auto parts came to be. Toni continues to create sculptures and garden art from all things automotive, cast off and recycled.
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