Red and yellow tulip with two layers of petals on green stem with four protruding leaves.
Stuart Padnos is a self-taught artist, art aficionado, and creator of whimsical outdoor sculptures that are assemblages of recycled pieces of scrap metal. When asked about his inspiration for the art, he repeats a notion that he has long maintained, "Scrap is beautiful, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder." In addition to his art, he is Senior Executive Vice President of the Louis Padnos Iron and Metal Company, where he finds the material fodder for his creative endeavors. Padnos' work are in many local collections, including Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, Michigan State University, and many others.