About Dave

David Estrada is a Minnesota artist from Ham Lake , a member of the North Artists studio crawl ( April 7th & 8th 2018) Making his studio open to the public , with hands on demos through out the day . Graduated from Anoka Sr. High , Class of 1977 .St Paul TVI 1982 . who is proud of his ethnic heritage: Mexican , Swedish and Mdewakaton decent.

My artistic expertise with steel started with a profession as a steamfitter with local union 455. As a retired Master Pipefitter I learned at a young age how to proficiently use an oxygen/acetylene torch. Drawing has always come naturally. With a strong work ethic , a clean torch , attention to detail and a belief in what I create is what continually drives me .

Every work of art is hand drawn and each piece is uniquely different. No two pieces are alike.

Estrada Metal Art has been displayed at numerous galleries

I have had articles about my work published in the Minneapolis Star & Tribune , Lake Superior Magazine for unique outdoor art. The South St. Paul newspaper , ABC Newspaper, Anoka County shopper , The Ham Laker newspaper, The History book of Ham Lake , St Paul College alumni magazine , Duluth News Tribune and several other publications have also printed articles about my work. Additionally, my art work was the subject of a show at Two Rivers Art Gallery and the Dakota County History Museum. Featured 2018 on Minnesota Bound.com episode 863.

In September, 2004 I was commissioned by R.E.A.P.to construct a statue to remember the Sioux of the 1800's and Chief Little Crow.This was a joint venture with Bill La Deaux . This statue was dedicated in June 2007 at Kaposia Park in South St. Paul.

I have public art in Minnesota , Iowa , Wisc. and Europe.

Currently working on a mini Snow Bowl statue for the city of Ham Lake .