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Proud of East Texas: Fusion Metal Art Works


When Paul Silva was growing up, all he ever wanted to be was a wrestler, but when an injury cut off his college wrestling scholarship, it was back to his father's welding shop.

Although Silva had created some metal art back home in California, it was his move to East Texas that truly launched his metal art career. Silva's art signs decorate restaurants and other businesses throughout East Texas and the Metroplex. Major sports and music stars have also sought him out. 

Silva is not only a perfectionist, his special grinding and heat techniques create effects never before see in metal.

It's all that work in between dis-assembling and assembling that has led people to Silva's studio, 'Fusion Metal Art Works' in Hawkins. Furniture, stairways, signs, wall art, name it...there's almost nothing in metal that Paul Silva won't create.

After all, he says he just wants "to make people happy."

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