• Forging ahead

    Image of the teenage artist, Flynn O’Malley, working on his metal sculpture of a fish Image of the teenage artist, Flynn O’Malley, working on his metal sculpture of a fish Image of the teenage artist, Flynn O’Malley, working on his metal sculpture of a fish

    Forging Ahead

    Flynn O’Malley is a teenager with a health condition, and that means no sports for him. Instead, he focuses his energy on creating life-like metal sculptures. He takes rusty machine parts and turns them into fascinating marine scenes.

    Forging Ahead

    Flynn O’Malley is a teenager with a health condition, and that means no sports for him. Instead, he focuses his energy on creating life-like metal sculptures. He takes rusty machine parts and turns them into fascinating marine scenes.

    Image of one the metal sculptures created by teen artist Flynn O’Malley Image of one the metal sculptures created by teen artist Flynn O’Malley Image of one the metal sculptures created by teen artist Flynn O’Malley

     

    Flynn is inspired by his love of the ocean and his ability to see the beauty in cast-off car parts. And a talent for art is in his blood – his father is a professional artist.

     

    Flynn is inspired by his love of the ocean and his ability to see the beauty in cast-off car parts. And a talent for art is in his blood – his father is a professional artist.

    Flynn O’Malley working hard on one of his metalwork sculptures Flynn O’Malley working hard on one of his metalwork sculptures Flynn O’Malley working hard on one of his metalwork sculptures

     

    Flynn welds while rocking a 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet. 3M Australia, in partnership with Australian Welding Supplies, donated the helmet to Flynn.

     

    Flynn welds while rocking a 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet. 3M Australia, in partnership with Australian Welding Supplies, donated the helmet to Flynn.

    Artist Flynn O’Malley stands beside his artwork on the beach Artist Flynn O’Malley stands beside his artwork on the beach Artist Flynn O’Malley stands beside his artwork on the beach

    The Hooley Dooley

    Flynn is now facing a new challenge – he is waiting for a double-lung transplant. His family and friends are hosting a fundraising “hooley dooley,” Irish slang for a party, to help support this phase in his treatment.

    The Hooley Dooley

    Flynn is now facing a new challenge – he is waiting for a double-lung transplant. His family and friends are hosting a fundraising “hooley dooley,” Irish slang for a party, to help support this phase in his treatment.

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