Diego Harris is based in the small northern California town of Upper Lake. He has had a gallery there since 2007. His current focus is constructing larger than life, whimsical sculptures primarily made of welded steel, sheet metal, and recycled car parts that invite people to interact with them.
Diego Harris builds his sculptures in Corten steel or Weathering steel as it is also known. Using weathering steel, a sculpture will last longer and require less maintenance than one made with traditional mild steel. Weathering steel has small amounts of copper, nickel, and chromium. The sculpture will develop a rust patina but will not develop deep pitting rust. This eliminates the need for subsequent applications of weather sealant.
Artist: Diego Harris from Upper Lake, CA
Location: 104 N. Public Road
Materials: Corten Steel