Dwayne Cranford’s artistic talents emerged at a very young age as he spent countless hours cutting and shaping pieces of cardboard paper to create 3-D models of motorcycles. Carefully forming each part to fit the bike perfectly, Dwayne would create a replica of an authentic motorcycle.
Dwayne learned to weld in a foundry and would, later, take these skills with him to serve in the United States Army. Following his military service, Dwayne spent his days installing a natural gas pipeline. On his off days, as a hobby, he began applying his welding skills to create steel sculptures. His figurative sculptures are created from materials such as bicycle chain and concrete nails, along with scrap steel and metals that had been otherwise discarded.