Garrett Haab


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2014, Railroad spikes and carriage bolts, lacquer, 10" x 7" x 23"

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Garrett Haab


My medium is that of my trade; iron pieces commonly found around the lumberyard or construction site. I start by welding the iron together from fragments of fence, railroad tie plates or carriage bolts. That’s when the vision takes shape. The metal is then often ground to a smooth finish. Next, I layer it with multiple coast of lacquer to stop oxidation. The end results are pieces that are lighter than they appear.

Many of my sculptures maintain some of the molten iron or welded slag. For bases, I again turn to iron items found commonly around my workspace. This juxtaposition of art and industry is my signature.
I’ve always loved to build and create. Although my mother cried the day I dropped out of L.S.U. to build decks and fences, today she happily works side by side with my kids and me at the lumber business. These experiences, along with my rich family life fueled by a wife and three children, provide the inspiration for my art.

I can make any size custom or commissioned pieces for collectors or businesses, providing installation including on site foundation work, welding and fabrication to permanently mount pieces indoors or out. My existing pieces range in price from $1,000.00 to $15,000.00