About Steve Colby
I have been around the construction industry all my life. My background has run the gambit from welding and heavy equipment repair to heavy equipment sales. With this behind me, I take these images of the antique and modern machinery to create these copper sculptures. I have chosen copper as my medium for its lasting beauty.
I drew on my background in the industry and worked with the familiar images of hydraulic excavators. These images still fascinate me. But since moving from Southeast Massachusetts to Alaska, I have been enchanted by the King Salmon and the Copper River at Chitina. I also find myself drawn to the Alaskan wildlife and the Native Alaskan Spirit images. The Northern Lights add to the creative inspiration of these sculptures.