Richard Starks is the artist that created Ringer.
This quote is from his statement:
"Ringer is an abstract sculpture. Its design and form are a result of some sketches done over time in my sketchbook. The material selected for this sculpture is know as Cor-ten steel. This name is an abbreviation of Corrosion Resistant steel. The sculpture is hand formed from 12 gauge sheet metal, welded, and finished by the artist himself without any outside help. The sculpture surface is a natural rust which has aged over time. A heavy base plate is provided for securing to a concrete pad."
Richards' more than 30 years of teaching metalworking to high school students has given him a lot of inspiration. This sculpture is available for purchase for $27,500.