Dan Haynie

He started making welded metal sculptures in 1977, it was a hobby until 1999 when he began to sell his work in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

His art education consists of a High School level art and design course, and drawing and art history courses at Texas Tech University. He learned how to weld at Lubbock Christian College (Now University), but his real education in constructing things came from manufacturing companies where he learned how to make cotton gin parts, farm implements, piling for bridges, pump jacks, fences, and so on. Working in a welding job taught him how to cut, bend, break, grind, and roll metal that were all implemented into constructing and shaping metal to the purpose of his craft.

All of his sculptures are constructed, and welded together. He works in stainless steel, steel, aluminum, copper, and silicon bronze. His works range from kinetic sculpture, abstract sculptures, linear negative space sculptures, and enlarged dragonflies, butterflies, hummingbirds, and flowers.

He wants to make sculptures that are beautiful, aesthetically pleasing, and that connects with the human experience.