Metal Sculpting Is My Livelihood

Nic’s Story
I was seven years old when I took my father’s drill apart to see how it worked, only to find that I couldn’t put it back together well enough to see it ever work again. He was upset of course, but his frustration was quickly turned when he found out I had used, or misused a large portion of his lumber to build a three wheeled bike I had designed in a dream.

Throughout my childhood I had moments of clarity through creation, through artistic expression. Living in the country offered me hours upon hours to explore the world around me…without parental supervision. But like many small-town boys in the Midwest, I had a lot of sports to play…and creating things faded from my reality, becoming just a dream.

Nic's Art
It wasn’t until a few years out of high school and a couple major changes that I realized I was missing something in my life, something I had all but forgotten…I needed to create.
I was visiting with a friend in his office when I came across a wire sculpture hanging on the wall. I barely heard two words of the rest of the conversation. I immediately went to the hardware store and picked up a spool of wire and a pair of pliers and began my study. Shortly thereafter I was selling wire sculptures in coffee shops throughout Omaha. It was a quick step from there to understudy with the artist who had sculpted the wire in my friend’s office.
Over the next three months, I was in what I can only describe as a wonderland. For the first time I felt at home, and I felt like a kid again. I was working with a welder, plasma cutter, blow-torch, and the list goes on. After three months had gone by, I knew one thing for sure: I could never undo what I had revealed in my heart.
My goal had always been to be in some way a conduit for people’s expression, and now I am. I am a metal artist.

About Nic
Nic Roewert
Nic Roewert is a Metal Sculptor who currently resides in Omaha. He grew up near Blair, Nebraska where he spent most of his childhood exploring the outdoors and generally being a boy. After high school he attended college in Minnesota, and after a short time travelling the country, decided to settle near his roots.

He has been involved with the local art scene for the last 10 years. He ranges from wire sculpture to abstract art, to furniture. His mediums include steel, glass, rock, wood, and reclaimed materials. He is also involved in film, television, print, and voice-over, both in front of and behind the camera.