Monkey News

Christmas Open House At The Monkey Wranch
Open House #1 Nov 28 & 29 Open House #2 Dec 19 & 20 Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 10am-2pm It’s a whole new year with COVID changing our lives. We’re fortunate to have Little Monkey Metal set up on our...
We’re Still WORKING!!
In times like these we sure are counting our blessings to be working from home, healthy & active.  The bad news for Little Monkey is that a few big public art projects have been put on hold til next year. ...
New Designs For Christmas!
We’re excited to announce a bunch of new designs will be out for the Christmas Markets.  If you’re a Little Monkey art owner or lover ... and want to add to your collection, come see what we’ve created.  Or of...
World Map for Golder - Head Office
One of our coolest projects this summer was a giant World Map for the new Golder Associates head office.   The mural is approximately 12ft wide x 8ft tall.  It is multi-layered aluminum and mild-grade steel.  Michael took care to shine...
The Ultimate Backyard!
A dream project for the monkeys!  Chill clients who gave Michael the freedom to explore an idea and go for it.  The result a crazy detailed tree scene with hidden birds and a giant copper sun.  Additional railing brackets tie...
Best Artisan Welder 2018
Keep the awards & praise rolling in!  2018 is starting off with a bang.  Best Artisan Welder from Canadian Venture Magazine.  Thanks guys!  CV Magazine goes out to a circulation of 130,000 business and investment professionals.  Thanks for the press!...
10 YEARS GOING STRONG!!!!
Wow ... 2018!!!  That marks 10-years in business for Little Monkey Metal Works.  We started in a tiny 1912, 150sq ft old garage.  The plasma cutter took up 80% of the floor space and we had to open the garage...
The Blade Fence
This was a fun concept to tackle .... vertical blades of steel to create a barrier while still appearing open.  Total length was 30ft of blades ranging from 46” tall up to 7ft.  Raw steel was left uncoated to rust...
Second Mural for Cochrane
Our second mural for the Town of Cochrane features a Bow River fly fishing scene.  Other Cochrane icons include the Men of Vision and the old iron bridge.  This mural has 7 layers and was a bit of beast to...
Calgary Stampede Exhibit
Michael’s 7th year showing at the illustrious Calgary Stampede Western Art Show.  This show has helped shaped Michael’s career as an artist and we are exciting to show off what he has created this year.  Here is a sneak preview........
SAIT Statue UNVEIL & Centennial
In spring 2016 Michael was approached by SAIT to come up with a statue to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the school.  They charged Michael with the task of taking their flat 2D centennial logo & making it into...
Town of Cochrane Murals
Custom murals for the Town of Cochrane.   Public art hopefully EVERYONE loves!  We worked with the Town and Wilco to create five images that reflect Cochrane’s history.   We also worked Cochrane’s mountain range into the background with the iconic Devil’s...
SAIT Centennial Statue Project
After close to a year of exchanging ideas, a proposal and hiring outside renderings we are thrilled to be able to share the news that we have been commissioned by SAIT to create a large statue in commemoration of their...
Sunwest Aviation Commission
Now located in the main lobby of Sunwest Aviation is a statue by Michael Perks titled ‘The Origin of Flight’.  The statue is a replica of Sunwest’s first lear jet in their fleet.  Hundreds of different cut-outs of birds are...
Town Of Cochrane Street Banners
Kudos to the Town of Cochrane for doing a face lift .....especially a very cool retro one!  Working with Bond Creative Inc. to create custom designs reflective of Cochrane’s history, eight different designs were finalized.  Peruse downtown to see the...
Best In Show - Calgary Stampede
Blow our minds!  Michael wins Best 3D in the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show Auction.  I'm guessing the first time in history steel beats out bronze! The Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction has been going for 34 years and is...
Fine Dining at Lake Louise Ski Hill
If you get a chance to go ski at Lake Louise Ski Hill this winter check out their gorgeous new fine dining restaurant in Whitehorn Lodge.  It’s an upscale restaurant & bar that welcomes ski boots & toques as appropriate...
Carseland Public Art Commission
We are very excited to announce that Michael has been chosen to do large public art piece for the town of Carseland.  This piece of art will be approx 8ft wide x 16ft tall.  Above is one potential concept for...
New Color Series Unveiled At Stampede
This year at the Stampede Michael turned a lot of heads with his new color series.  Over the winter we decided it was time to get even more color into Michael’s art.  So we undertook ‘the great experiment’.  We bought...
Best In Show - Calgary Stampede
Yippee!  Michael was awarded by the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show jury with Best In Show - Artisan.  A gorgeous buckle, round of applause and many hand-shakes were part of the evening.  The jury admitted they had great debate as...
Calgary Stampede Grounds
Michael has had some fun extending the Ranahan’s railing art.  This year he added a north section to the outdoor patio.  The piece of art depicts the Rocky Mountains down to the Foothills, and finishes with a spirited cattle drive....