Walleye-Up Statue

Sculptor John Lopez was born and raised on a ranch in Western South Dakota. His western and rodeo theme bronzes have been well received by the public and have sold all over the country from California to New York.

In the midst of a successful career in bronze sculpting, John Lopez discovered this exciting new direction: scrap iron sculpting. “I am never bored! I look forward to each new creation, and it is helping me grow and develop as an artist,” he says.

After some experimentation, he finished a gate into the cemetery, and then made a small angel peering over the top of the gate. The project gave him much personal satisfaction, and everyone who saw it was amazed at the result. A new career path was born in that cemetery. Not wanting to depart from his bronze casting expertise, John found a way to merge the two art forms into a new hybrid sculpture of everyday objects mixed with limited edition bronze castings. Hybrid Metal Art, a sculptural fusion of figurative and funk, a blend of iron and bronze.

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Mobridge Visitors Center
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605-845-2500

Address:
Main Street, Mobridge, South Dakota 57601, United States

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  • Hours Open

    The statue is open for visitation all day, every day from Monday-Sunday
  • Seasons Open

    Year round