Sculptor Hoss Haley creates two- and three-dimensional works in steel, concrete, and bronze. He favors industrial materials and fabrication methods, often building or adapting the machines and tools he uses to produce his work. Hoss has recently completed public art projects for the Charlotte Area Transit System and Mecklenburg County (NC) as well as three privately commissioned large-scale steel sculptures. One of these sculptures is currently on view at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC. He is now working on two projects, a stainless steel pergola and a bronze fountain, for Asheville’s Pack Square Conservancy (NC). Hoss’s work has been shown at several museums and galleries nationwide, and he has been a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts (NC) and at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI). Hoss learned machining and steel fabrication at an early age and then apprenticed as a blacksmith for several years in Texas and New Mexico. Decades later his work is heavily influenced both conceptually and aesthetically by the western landscape of his youth.