Marc Simpson and Bobby Roberts have both been creating art since childhood. They were born and raised in the same small town in Northeastern Arizona; after high school graduation, Marc went on to become a union journeyman pipe fitter/welder. Bobby also spent time in the welding/boilermaking trade, then later became a correctional officer; 3 decades later, they were reunited and fell in love.
Their Community Art piece, Kodiak Jack, is a one-of-a-kind metal sculpture made of re-purposed steel pipe. Their experience as welders shows in the incredible detail work; the wavy hair pattern was created with a MIG welder, with added sparkle from a Dewalt end grinder. Kodiak Jack is finished with several layers of automotive clear coat to ensure that he will withstand the elements; he took 8 months (3,500 hours) to complete.