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  • Writer's pictureDale Lewis

When Piglets Fly

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

When Piglets Fly

Mixed Metal & Found Objects

11’8” Tall x 64” Diameter

600 lbs


When Piglets Fly by Dale Lewis on display at Reiman Gardens in Ames, IA, 2022.
When Piglets Fly on display at Reiman Gardens in Ames, IA, 2022.

Artist’s Fun Fact:

These six piglets are restless and ready for adventure! The balloons are a mix of helium and Freon tanks, the basket is made of recycled rebar and the piglets’ bodies are survival air tanks discarded by the local fire department.



This sculpture is for sale and is available for lease.


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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