The Man Behind the Madness

It’s a never ending process until I feel like it’s at the point to be alive. It’s just like a painting. A painting’s never finished. It can go on forever. But there’s a point where you say, I’m ready for you to become a part of a family, whether it’s mine or somebody else’s. And that’s metal.”
— Mark Lee

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History

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, called Mississippi, Mark Lee was a little boy who already knew about iron. His Deddy was a fabricator and taught him what he knew. As often happens, Mark grew too big for his hometown and felt wanderlust take hold. He travelled to college in Hattiesburg, MS, where he majored in 3D Design and met his best friends, Tim, Jim, and James, among others. After undergrad he started grad school at LSU where his strongest influencer was not a professor at all, but a woman who lived in an entirely different part of the country, New York City, and her name was Grace Knowlton. After leaving Baton Rouge, but forever an LSU fan, Hurricane Katrina hit and shattered the lives of everyone. Mark spent years helping in the recovery from the wreckage. Wanderlust again spoke, and he found his way to Jeju Island in South Korea where he became a father. Returning to America after 5 years, he wandered to Oregon and fell in love with a southerner in a bar.