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Smiley, the Smilodon

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

Smiley, the Smilodon

Recycled Rebar & Found Objects

7.5’ Long x 6’ Wide x 5.5’ Tall

500 Pounds


Smiley by Dale Lewis on display at The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Sioux City, IA, 2022.
Smiley on display at The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Sioux City, IA, 2022.

Artist’s Fun Fact:

Smiley is made from salvaged rebar. I’m surprised how many patterns there are on the recycled reinforcement rod which makes an interesting texture for my cat!


Smiley the Smilodon by Dale Lewis

This sculpture is for sale and may be available for lease in 2024.


Meet the Artist!


Award-winning artist Dale Lewis, is passionate about recycling and art.


Since 2010, Dale has created nearly 150 large-scale sculptures from scrap metal and found objects at his home workshop in Hastings, MN.


When asked about his art, Dale says, "My hobby has become a full-time obsession. There's no turning back now - this is what I want to do when I grow up!"



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