Welcome to the Website of  Alabama Artist and Craftsman Rodney C. Lawley © No reproduction permitted. All copyright to material on KryptoArt.com is reserved exclusively by Rodney C. Lawley.    Rodney C. Lawley is a professional Artist and Craftsman based in Birmingham, Alabama and specializes in sculptural work that utilizes recycled and discarded materials. His art explores the beauty of natural textures, patinas, and tool markings and embraces the value of imperfect and imbalanced lines and shapes in artistic design.    Rodney is a college educated historian, and is proficient in the skills of many historical blue-collar trades, such as welding, carpentry, masonry, blacksmithing, and metals casting. While he has received professional training in many of these fields,  Rodney is primarily a “self-taught” artisan.  His application of the basic trade skills to artistic purposes has been an endeavor that has spanned many years of his life and could be aptly described as a journey exploring the boundaries between modern Folk Art and  Fine Art Sculpture.  Rodney has sold his art to collectors in the United States, Canada, and Europe for many years, and his work has raised thousands of dollars for charity. He has participated in gallery exhibitions in multiple states within the USA, and his work is featured in both commercial buildings and national commercial media promotions.    The Naked Art Gallery, an award winning arts and craft venue in Birmingham, Alabama, currently represents Rodney in the local markeplace.  Commission inquiries are always welcome and will receive a prompt response.