After having relocated to the region only a few years ago, Tobias Bennett has found himself consumed with a mission.
Since the beginning of November last year, he has been creating and installing large-scale artworks on the streets around Leeton.
So far, he's installed a deer near the post office, a reindeer on the main road, a rhino on the highway and a mystery abstract "squiggle" opposite the council chambers.
Not to mention the others he keeps on his front paddock just outside the town proper.
"I'm interested in getting people talking," Mr Bennett said.
Although the works are only freshly installed, they have already generated conversation.
"The comments I mostly hear come to me indirectly, people have created their own stories around them," Mr Bennett said.
"There's always going to be some negativity, the orange squiggle outside council has had some comments. Most people are asking, 'what is it', or saying it should go back to the scrap heap, or that it looks like a tapeworm.
"You put it out into the universe and you just have to see what happens."
Unphased by the comments, Mr Bennett is optimistic the conversation will snowball into other acts of public creativity both near and far.
"There are limited ways to get art in front of people, you can't put it on the side of the road without permission," he said.
"I'd like to see more artworks and more councils allowing public art. Not just sculptures either, the more artists [are given a platform] the more we all benefit.
"I think it's engaging others who didn't even know this was a possibility."
Having sought approval from the RMS to leave his works in situ, Mr Bennett has negotiated a deal with Leeton Shire Council which will allow him to leave his works around the public thoroughfare for the next six months.
But, to keep the works fresh and new, he intends to rotate the sculptures from place to place, installing new ones as he finishes them.
"It's public art, I think there should be more of it, but it's easy to get it set up, not everyone is happy with a permanent sculpture," he said.
"That's why I rotate them around, that way there's no real risk to the council having it there."
Having grown up in the Southern Highlands and arriving in town by way of a few years in Armidale, Mr Bennett has been creating metal sculptures of one form or another for 10 years.
A horticulturist by trade, Mr Bennett turned his hobby into a career officially only five years ago, about the same time he relocated to Leeton.
"I started out making topiary frames, so wire sculptures to train plants into shapes of animals," he said.
"I started getting commissions to make certain animals and this was the next natural step."
Majority of his works are created using found or salvaged materials, but as his works grow in notoriety, the hunt for stockpiles has become much easier.
"A lot of the steel was on the farm [near Leeton] when we bought it, so that was good," he said.
"Now a lot gets dropped off to me as scraps, I don't have to search very much anymore. In the country, there's always steel scraps being generated."