At first glance, the long driveway looks like many in the Australian bush.
Straight and narrow, with a thin strip of green between two lines of dirt, surrounded by shoulder high grass.
However, as you notice the letterbox – a great big rusting cage of sculpted steel, filled with rocks – you realise this isn’t a normal driveway.
At the end is a person-sized pear made of horseshoes, a dog made of rusted steel and a big shed full of cranes, girders and steel.
Sitting under the cranes is a man in a wheelchair.
Peter Worsley is a quadriplegic, and despite the loss of movement in his hands and legs after an accident playing rugby union, he is the creator of all the steel masterpieces littering the yard of his Central West home.
With limited movement in his arms, the occasional helping hand, a few useful tools and a whole lot of determination, he has been making incredible sculptures for about 15 years.
“I’ve always loved welding, growing up around a farm it was always a wet weather activity was fixing things, making gates, and when I hurt myself it was a long time where I thought ‘there’s not much I can do in the shed’,” he said.
Instead, he filled those years competing in shooting at the Paralympics, competing at Atlanta, Sydney and Athens.
After Mr Worsley’s occupational therapist made tools that could hold a table tennis bat and he heard about a smash repairer who had made art out of leftover scraps, he had a few friends come around to try welding.
It quickly turned from a way to make tools for gardening into something creative, despite no background in art.
“I hated wasting the last couple of bit of my rods and thought I might just get them all on my bench and see what comes of it and I thought, right, that’s it and just kept going,” he said.
After “a whole lot of trial and error”, he managed to get the hang of manoeuvring his tools and machines to make extraordinarily complex and beautiful sculptures.
As the pieces got bigger he needed more space and tools, so two years ago Mr Worsley build the parts to a frame, received grants to buy some cranes and set up his shed for welding bigger and better things.
“I can’t work on the floor so I need to work on the bench, and bench-space is limited,” he said.
Mr Worsley will hold the first-ever exhibition of his work next year at Orange’s Corner Store Gallery with his own show, starting April 9.