The Art of Bill Ohrmann
 
 
Steel Sculptures

 

dadwithbear

     In 1998, at an age when most people are sitting in front of a television set, looking forward to the weekly cribbage game, Bill Ohrmann embarked on a new artistic expression.  With a 50 year old oxy-acetylene torch, a 1948 P&H arc welder, 500 pounds of steel plate, and an idea, he built a life sized sculpture of a standing grizzly bear.  The steel took shape under his skilled hands, and resulted in a completely realistic sculpture, from the cocked ears to the pads on the front paws.  Before the piece was completed, it was purchased by the Granite County Museum, in Philipsburg, Montana, where it is currently on display. 
 
 Since that first piece, the acetylene torch has taken second fiddle behind a plasma cutter, and a wire feed welder does most of the work of the old arc welder.  Every year since the first bear, several new pieces come out of Bill's shop.   Click on the links to see larger images.
 
 
 
steeleagle
steelmammoth
steelowl
Golden Eagle
Wooly Mammoth
Great Horned Owl
 

 

steelmoose
steeldodobird
steelpolarbear
Moose
Dodo Bird
Polar Bear
 

 

steelelk
steelpronghorn
steeldonkey
Elk
Pronghorn Antelope
Donkey
 

 

steelbison
steelturtle
steelbearwithfish
Bison
Turtle






kodiak
steelrhino

Kodiak Bear
Wooly Rhinocerous




 
 
 
 
 
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