Desert Steel


A passion for art combined with backgrounds in sculpture, fabrication and steel structures has led the team at Desert Steel to create their unique and triumphantly realistic cactus series. Eric Carroll and Richard Turner ensure that each cactus is artist-made and individually crafted by hand.

Not only is each cactus hand-formed and hand-welded in galvanized or weathered steel (able to withstand winds up to 90 mph) but a variety of innovative options are available such as interior lighting, crown-flower packages and “nubs” for the spear cacti.  

No matter where you live a cactus is now a landscaping option – and a dramatic addition to home décor. The majestic saguaro is available in sizes ranging from seven to twenty-one feet high with two, five or seven arms. The nine-foot-high spear cactus is available with a variety of “nubs” (the beginning form of a cactus arm); a barrel cactus comes in small or large (9.25” x 13.25” or 13.25” x 19.5”); a unique swirled fishhook cactus with flowers is available in medium or large (19” x 16” or 23” x 20”) and a prickly pear cactus is available in small, medium and large, ranging from 31” to 48” high. Four varieties of agaves are available; an 18” high yucca is available; and, Joshua trees are available in 6’ to 9’ sizes. 

The sculptures come in a life-like verdigris finish that resists rust, even near saltwater and each one is guaranteed against corrosion. The sculptures’ realism increases with age as the finishes weather naturally. Each mounts easily to a concrete pad and all are maintenance free.

No water is needed when you choose a cactus sculpture; no birds, insects or fungus will ever pose a problem; no thorns will pose a risk to children or pets; and the sculptures can fill areas around your home or building where no other plants will grow.  

The choice is yours:  Make a dramatic statement with a towering saguaro, make a surprising statement with a row of barrel cacti lighting your walkway at night, or make a subtle statement with a fishhook cactus nestled in your flower garden.  For the beauty of nature without the time and expense of maintenance, these cactus sculptures offer the perfect solution.