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Springerville, Arizona: Field of Auto Part Sculptures

Local artist John Welhelm filled a field with animals and people that he sculpted out of rusty machine parts and license plates. Better than most junk metal art.

254 S. Gutierrez St., Springerville, AZ
Immediately west of the intersection of US-60/E. Main St. and US-191, turn south at the church onto S. Gutierrez St. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see the sculptures on the left.
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Scrap sculpture.

Field of Auto Part Sculptures

Easy site to find and explore for 15 minutes.

[Eric, 10/23/2023]

Scrap rider.

Field of Auto Part Sculptures

Stopped by and the artist John Welhelm was there. Great guy, and as you can see, very talented.

[Gan Nunnally, 05/04/2022]

Scrap sculpture.

Field of Auto Part Sculptures

These sculptures are amazing! The detail the artist has achieved with this medium should be applauded.

[Christy Shelton, 07/09/2021]

Speed biker.

Scrap Sculptures by John Welhelm

A field is filled with animals and figures sculpted from auto part and license plates. John Welhelm is a local artist specializing in recycling old metal into incredible masterpieces. I learned about this when I went to the Springerville Heritage and Visitors Center looking for the horse sculpture, and was told that it and other sculptures had been moved here. You can walk through the field and among sculptures, and at this time there is no fee.

[Hobbit Singleton, 03/24/2020]

Junk metal horse.

Horse Auto Parts Sculpture

Several car parts sculptures, horse, elk, big horn, at the Springerville Heritage Center.

[Vince, 04/13/2014]

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