Scott Sandoval has been a fabricator, welder and metal worker since a teenager. He was born in New Mexico where he graduated from Farmington High School, and he has attended the New Mexico Military Institute and Community College of Southern Nevada. He has worked throughout the southwest, from the oil fields and open pit coal mines of New Mexico and underground molybdenum mines in Wyoming to Nevada’s booming construction industry.
Scott’s work is inspired by years of working with metal in all sizes, shapes and thicknesses. Through years of hard work he’s gained experience in all phases of metal work and blacksmithing and has gathered an unparalleled understanding of metals, welding and fabrication.
For years, Scott has surrounded his family with his metal work inside and outside his home and workshop. His handiwork can be seen in the things he’s built such as tables, chairs, benches, ornamental gates, picture frames, and candle holders.
Scott’s art career was officially born in 2003 when he donated a kidney to his daughter. His tremendous appreciation to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota inspired him to build a four foot high abstract red metal kidney sculpture which is prominently displayed in the hospital lobby. Each sculpture he’s built since has its own inspiration. It is then hand formed from cold rolled steel, ground, polished and powder coated.