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When he looks at bicycle chains, wrenches, faucets and springs, he sees men, grasshoppers, giraffes and flowers.

One of his most recent sculptures is of three bicyclists trekking along County Line Road, noticeable at the head of his driveway. The trio — a man, woman and child — are made of welded steel and are the entrance to southside resident Karl Derr’s evolving art collection.

Derr is a plumber by trade. In his free time, he fashions creations like bouncing guitar players, steel ants and zoo animals.

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