welded metal sculptures have been capturing the natural beauty of human nature in unusual, surrealistic and whimsical ways since 1969. His handmade, one-of-a-kind sculptures are fabricated using oxygen and acetylene gas, with a white-hot flame and copper coated mild steel welding rods. It takes a lot of patience puddling the hot-liquid metal, fusing with a precise hand. Hagerty manipulates the metal with detailed welding techniques. The sculpted artistic expressive images are both refined and primitive.