inside, to 6-foot art for the garden or yard.
He primarily uses metal with some cement and rocks and his
favorite surface is rust.
Koch also gave a demonstration of how he creates his work and
talked among the guests about his roots, his technique and
"I am an art welder and a blacksmith," Koch said. "My vice is
doing it in the backyard -- I'm prolific and do it all day and I love
to weld at night. It's like a Frankenstein laboratory.
There were a lot of abstract social commentaries as well as
religious symbols and a mix ranging the spectrum.
"I love springs, screws, bolts and nuts," Koch said. "Scribble is
an homage to Dr. Seuss -- he was a great influence."
"A lot of my work has religious undertones," Koch said.
The sacred heart of Jesus, crucifixes were a part of his work
A crowd of about 40 to 50 people watched the artist and mingled as
they enjoyed wine, hors d'oeuvres and a plethora of art to feast
His house was built in 1927 and is full of charm and accents.
He is a Sawdust exhibitor and won first place at the festival for