Kelly Phipps believes strongly in the practice of keeping our earth healthy and uncluttered so primarily uses recycled materials. “I am self taught, but my artistic ideas have been firmly implanted throughout my life by being fortunate enough to live in rugged environments that have motivated my artistic journey and influenced my style. I take real pleasure in using a cold static material such as steel to fashion a warm intricate design that compels the viewer to appreciate that the magic is not in the material of the piece but the hand that created it. Being an outdoor sports enthusiast and gardener, my appreciation of nature is abundant. I believe strongly in the practice of keeping our earth healthy and uncluttered so I use primarily recycled materials in my work.My favorite part of the process is going through scrap yards, sifting through piles of metal and finding that special treasure that I know will transform into a work of art."
Her unique and intricate relic and patina plasma cut metal designs and heritage statement pieces have been used as functional automotive art-panels, automotive art displays, interior design, custom specialty lighting, home, garden, business, and community art projects.