Rodney D Butler
  • Male
  • Houston, TX
  • United States

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Artist Statement

I am a modern day Renaissance Artist, meaning i draw, paint, do architectural design along with digital art photography. What I’m best known for is what I call “Green Metal Art” it’s where I take scraps of metal and / or mechanical parts deemed unusable by most standards and weld them into various artistic shapes, forms, figures and concepts. It's my way of recycling trash into artistic treasures.



Tuskegee University                                                               Tuskegee Institute, Alabama

Bachelor of Architecture                                                         DECEMBER, 1996

Major: Architecture


The Art Institute of Houston                                                    Houston, Texas

Associate of Applied Science                                                 MARCH, 2000

Major: Computer Animation                                                   GPA. 3.5 / 4.0


Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc                                              Houston, Texas

Basic Welding for Beginner                                                    JUNE, 2011



Exhibits, Festivals and Shows

Oct, 2016

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, Houston TX

Medium: Metal

September, 2016

JoMar Visions, “80’s Inspiration” Exhibit, Houston TX

Medium: Metal

August, 2016

ELYN X Production, Art Mixer Social, Houston TX

Medium: Metal


August, 2016

Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Houston TX

Medium: Photography / Digital Art


May, 2016

Chocolate and Art, Houston TX

Medium: Metal


April - June, 2016

Bert Long Jr Exhibit, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston TX

Medium: Metal


April, 2016

Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park, Houston TX

Medium: Metal


February, 2016

Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Houston TX

Medium: Metal


October, 2015

Paragon Fine Art Festivals, Houston TX

Medium: Metal


August, 2013

First Saturday Art Market, White Linen Night, Houston TX

Medium: Metal


August, 2012

First Saturday Art Market, White Linen Night, Houston TX

Medium: Metal


July, 2012

First Saturday Arts Market, Houston TX

Medium: Metal



May, 2016

J-vibe Magazine, Houston TX

Medium: Metal


April, 2016

FM News MD Anderson New letters, Houston TX

Medium: Metal



 Rodney D. Butler is a native Houstonian. While attending James Madison High School he excelled at art, wood shop and drafting. He went on to Tuskegee University, where he received a Bachelor of Architecture degree.  After graduation he started working for a local architecture firm.  He realized the industry was headed in a 3D direction so he decided to pursue an associate degree in Computer Animation at the Art Institute of Houston.  While at the Art Institute, Rodney had another realization. That he was an artist at heart, which came to no surprise to those who watched him grow up. Even as a child he was always drawing and building things.

One day Rodney purchased a bar-b-que pit from Craigslist. After receiving it he wanted to make some modifications to meet his needs. He decided to take a welding class at Leisure Learning.  There they taught him the basic techniques of Arc welding, Mig welding and Brazing. Taking this class brought out the artist in him.  He started collecting equipment and scrap metal to practice.  One day while talking to his mom she suggested making a lamp, and that is when his "Green Metal Art" style was born. This style is where he takes scrap metal and various other equipment parts that are unusable, or by normal standards considered junk, and recycle them into art.  Rodney has no idea how a particular piece is going to end up looking until he takes off his welding helmet for the last time.

Some of Rodney's current work includes African and Aboriginal inspired art, 3D complex shapes, fictional animals and of course lamps.  No two pieces are exactly the same. His work is truly an improvisation of artistically perfect imperfections.

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