Shift in Harmony, 2020

d 4″x w 24″x h 90″



This piece is inspired by the flow and ease that so often occurs when my father and I work together.  From the collaborative back-and-forth dialogue we are able to develop a stronger and more unified design by staying open and listening to each other.  This idea of how a shift in perspective allows new views to be activated is something we value greatly in our artwork and personal life.

About the Artists – Peterson Metal Design

Sculptors James and Ryan Pedersen are a father/son collaborative team who create welded constructions in relief and free-standing form. The combinations of steel, brass, and copper are used in most designs. The earthy colors and textures are achieved through welding, cutting, grinding, and heat-treating these materials.

The finished artwork illustrates their combined passion for the outdoor environment as an artistic selection of these elements with a stylized approach that is related to various interpretations of the modern landscape.

About the Artist –  James Pedersen 

Received his MFA from the University of Minnesota. He had a successful career teaching Art for over 35 years. He has been producing artwork since 1969 Working primarily in mild steel, stainless steel, copper, brass and glass to abstractly represent landscapes that add playful splashes of color texture and contrast to suit the subject and design. 

About the Artist – Ryan Pedersen

Ryan Pedersen studied Fine Art and Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University and completed his Art degree from Minnesota State, Mankato and MED through the University of St. Marys.   

Originally he worked as a helpful hand in his father’s studio, learning the process and developing a passion for creating sculptures.   Over the years working together naturally developed into a productive partnership of more than 30 years.  Today the collaboration continues to provide new opportunities and new ideas and designs.

Website: Pedersen Metal Design

Instagram: @pedersen.metal