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 an artist, historian, 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 lines and imbalanced shapes in artistic design.   Rodney is a degreed historian, but he is also proficient in blue-collar trades, such as welding, carpentry, masonry, blacksmithing, and metals casting. Rodney enjoys utilizing these building skills to place historical context and story-telling elements into his art. Rodney has sold his art to collectors in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and his work has helped to raise thousands of dollars for charity. He has participated in gallery exhibitions in multiple states within the USA, and his work has been featured in both commercial buildings and national commercial media promotions.   Currently Rodney is pursuing his graduate degree in Library and Information Studies, and no new art is planned for the coming year (2020-2021). Commission inquiries are always welcome and will receive a prompt response. “I am forever grateful to my patrons, and I am thankful for the opportunity to build and create work that has historical context and societal relevance.”