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I've lived in Thailand since 2001 and I can still remember the moment I saw these steel statues for the very first time, made entirely from scrap metal. I remember feeling so stupified by the level of detail and skill involved that many would argue that ten years on, that stupidness has never passed :)

You'll see examples of these great beasts, great characters and great monuments in our portfolio and, whilst impressive in photographs, or on your computer screen, actually walking up to one in the flesh, getting close enough to identify every one of the literally thousands of metal components, to note the attention to detail so obvious on close inspection and to actually run your fingers alongside the sharp menacing contours really defies description.

What fascinated me more, and fired up my entrepreneurial side was that nobody outside…

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  • Joined January 8, 2012

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I've lived in Thailand since 2001 and I can still remember the moment I saw these steel statues for the very first time, made entirely from scrap metal. I remember feeling so stupified by the level of detail and skill involved that many would argue that ten years on, that stupidness has never passed :)

You'll see examples of these great beasts, great characters and great monuments in our portfolio and, whilst impressive in photographs, or on your computer screen, actually walking up to one in the flesh, getting close enough to identify every one of the literally thousands of metal components, to note the attention to detail so obvious on close inspection and to actually run your fingers alongside the sharp menacing contours really defies description.

What fascinated me more, and fired up my entrepreneurial side was that nobody outside of Thailand knew this type of art even existed.

I founded Art From Steel as a business in 2005 after negotiating an exclusive partnership with our workshop to provide statues to clients overseas. Until very recently we sold exclusively to distributors due to the high costs of shipping individual statues abroad but we have now opened up to provide statues for retail sale through this site.

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