Born in Wichita, Ks from the artistic imagination of Eric Carroll and his father-in-law, Richard Turner. Eric brings creativity, Richard brings tenacity—each trait critical for the success of Desert Steel. Both men, inspired by nature itself, joined forces to create a piece of art that is tough and rugged, yet embodies the majesty and beauty of nature.They started with a Saguaro (since we have a lot of those in Kansas), one of nature's most inspiring icons. The Saguaro set the foundation for a journey of artistry and excellence. In late 2003, Eric and Richard took this first generation Steel Saguaro to their first art show. The response was overwhelming and they never looked back. Every Desert Steel piece is a uniquely inspired by the beauty of nature itself. Artist born and artist made.