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Gary Hovey lives in New Knoxville, Ohio with his wife and four kids, but he’s not your average suburban dad. Hovey has been sculpting stainless steel forks, knives and spoons into realistic sculptures since 2004.

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Hovey’s talent is truly amazing—especially when you find out he’s been living with Parkinson’s disease since 1994.

The artist says he was first inspired years ago when he came across some outdoor sculptures made out of chrome bumper cars in Wichita, Kansas. It wasn’t until he actually learned how to weld 30 years later that he began to create his own masterpieces.

Living with Parkinson’s makes his work more difficult, but Hovey says it’s therapeutic. He gets most of his art supplies from his dad, Bob Hovey, who scours flea markets and garage sales for cheap flatware. Gary can only uses stainless steel utensils because silver can’t withstand the high heat of the welding process.

You can see more of Hovey’s work, as well as commission a piece for yourself, here.

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