and it’s seemed to work very well for me
throughout the years.”
Soldering and oxyacetylene weld-
ing might be considered a little old-
fashioned and more labor-intensive, but
Cox finds joy in the creative process and
not necessarily the end product.
Committed to learning more about art,
Cox enrolled in a general art class at
RCCC and, in turn, has seen an increase
in the number of art students who take
the elective welding class that he teaches.
This collision of worlds, so to speak,
has opened his eyes to the similarities
between his life’s work in motorsports
fabrication and his hobbyist metal art
endeavors. Both require a creative mind,
an eye for detail, metalworking experience, and the ability to take dissimilar
components and transform them into
aesthetically pleasing objects.
“If you can take a pile of sheet metal
Cox deliberately fashions each contour of his
sculptures by hand.
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