“You dream it and I weld it“. That’s the motto of Jesse Hornberger, welder-and-sculptor-at-large. He welds mainly in steel, and many of the ideas for his sculptures have come from things that friends and family have suggested to him over the years. Examples can be seen HERE ->
Artist turns dreams into steel sculptures (with photo gallery and video)
BY LISA ROOSE-CHURCH • DAILY PRESS & ARGUS • SEPTEMBER 7, 2009
You dream it and Jesse Hornberger can weld it.
That’s the motto of the 22-year-old Oceola Township man as he combines his welding degree and artistic talent to create steel sculptures that are the centerpiece of any room. His talent has led him to the Grove Gallery Co-op in East Lansing, where he is the gallery’s featured artist for September. (photo gallery)
There is a reception to recognize Hornberger from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the co-op, 325 Grove St., Suite A, East Lansing. Wine, cheese and desserts will be served.
“It was kind of a hobby,” Hornberger said about his art. “I started doing sculpting in high school. My first major piece was an eagle, and that’s on display at the gallery. My senior year I made a big sculpture that’s at the courtyard at the (Howell High School) Freshman Campus.”
The inspiration behind that sculpture, which is about 8 feet tall, was a doodle drawing Hornberger made one day.
“A lot of my inspiration comes from my family and things they want to see,” he said. “My motto is, ‘You dream it and I weld it.’ I’m trying to test out my motto.”