metalmenby Bill "Hill Billy" Healy
- the story
It takes a lot of whimsy and loads of imagination to turn scrap heap items into one-of-a-kind works of art. Artist Bill "Hill Billy" Healy uses reclaimed vintage advertising tins, bottle caps and other found objects to create his curiously comical Metalmen sculptures. Unique and special, each Metalman is as much a throw back to better times as it is a fun look at the future. Truly one-of-a-kind, Bill only makes one of each Metalman. Handmade in Hartford, CT.
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At this time, this item can only be shipped to the contiguous 48 states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, or Puerto Rico. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Big Bot Z-3 (middle left) has sold and is no longer available.
- Item ID
- Made from
- recycled material
- Big Bot Z-2: 15" x 21"; Big Bot Z-3: 9" x 16"; Big Bot Z-13: 19" x 36"; Spike Bot V-8: 13" x 17"
- Only one of each available.
- the maker
Bill "Hill Billy" Healy
Self-taught artist Bill (Hill Billy) Healy has been creating artwork since his childhood in the 60s - drawing cartoons, making comic books and publishing his caricatures in the Hartford Times' Sports page at age 15.
After a stint in the US Army as an illustrator, Healy returned to Hartford and worked as a screen-printer, sign painter, and a weapons demonstrator at Colt Firearms, all the while creating his own art shown in galleries across the country.
Now, Hill Billy Healy is concentrating on making his sculptures, made from found objects, such as tins, bottle caps, appliance parts and knobs. The combination of these objects creates whimsical beings, known as HillBilly's MetalMen.
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