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Monday, June 13, 2011

Please Meet Metal Sculptor Dick Lanne

I recently introduced you to artist Jennifer Lanne in a post here. In that post I mentioned
her talented husband artist Dick Lanne and promised I would soon be showing you some
of his wonderful and unique work. Dick Lanne is a metal sculptor...

Dick is a blacksmith and each metal sculpture is molded, melded and contorted out of old
stock, iron, strapping, pitchforks and farm found tools. Here are a few more of his unique
and handsome pieces...

Dick Lanne forges each iron piece using vintage tools...

High heat and anvils in a proper primitive manner without the use of electricity...
(here you can almost feel the heat)...

His blacksmith shop is located in an old barn attached to the pig-pen and house which is
inhabited by a pair of 700 pound English Saddleback hogs!

Dick Lanne is mainly a self-taught blacksmith with some knowledge passed down from
an old family friend, as well as numerous books and personal study.

In the near future I am also hoping to show you more of their wonderful farm.  You can
visit Jennifer's delightful blog here to see more of both Dick's and Jennifer's work.

It is always such a pleasure to meet new and creative people. This time it's been fun
showing art work that is very masculine and primitive and yet very current.

I want to thank my friend Stephanie Lloyd for introducing me to the wonderful work of
Jennifer and Dick Lanne. Stephanie is back to blogging again (thank goodness because
she is so talented) and you can find her lovely blog here.  Just click on her "My Blog" tab.

Have a wonderful week.

(All photos courtesy of Jennifer Lanne)


Pondside said...

I love all the farm animal images. What a talented artist!

Stephanie Lloyd said...

Dick is one of the most interesting people I've ever met...and one of the nicest. He's so talented. I loved reading about him. Thanks!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

All that talent in one family? Wow! some really interesting pieces here. Thanks for sharing these with us!

NanaDiana said...

What a talented family. His stuff is amazing. I love that he looks at an old worn out object and sees beauty hidden there and then brings it to life. He is good....very, very good! xo Diana

Privet and Holly said...

Thank you for
the fun blog posts
about this very,
very talented couple!
I love seeing people
who have followed their
passions and managed
to make it their living,
especially with a
daughter who has her
sights on artistic pursuits!
xx Suzanne

Love of the Sea said...

Wow - what amazing talent. Very beautiful pieces.

La Dolfina said...

Oh Susan... I just love his work, it is so very unique. Does his wife do the paintings?
Where do they sell these pieces and how much do they run?
I think they are just amazing works of art!!
Thank you so much for sharing these talented pair with blogland!!

Kathysue said...

Wow his work is gorgeous and so unique!! Very interesting. Kathysue

once in a blue moon said...

such unique pieces~

LaPouyette said...

I just love this Black Smith!!!
Very, very good post, Thank YOU!