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2020 Artist: Richard Cooley

"Harley Fun Times" by Richard Cooley, the Spark Plug Guy of West Bend, WI.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, The Spark Plug Guy will be at the Waukee Arts Festival.

"I have been creating metal sculptures for over 30 years, 20 years full-time. The seed for my creative endeavor was planted when I took a welding course at a local technical college.

Each sculpture is created using what most people call "junk". I find most of the materials that inspire me at recycling centers, salvage yards, thrift stores, and garage sales. Several local automobile, motor cycle and small engine shops also save used spark plugs for me."

Ignite your imagination with more of Richards works at

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