Volume up, hood down. Justin is a self-taught metal sculptor and artist from Southeast Kansas who is inspired by music. Most of his ideas and visions of art have been derived from different songs ranging from bluegrass to hard rock. Working with metal and creating comes natural to him since he spent many years as a machinist before becoming a design engineer. Justin designs and builds most of his own tools used to form and shape various metals to create both sculptures and jewelry. Typically his sculptures are formed from recycled junk, scraps and old discarded objects using various welding methods. Some people see a broken pipe wrench as just a broken pipe wrench, but he sees a specific detail in a face, an animal, a race car or any other object of the imagination.