Whiteley, a self-taught sculptor, began by designing and fabricating metal decorative art and furniture. While developing trophies for the Dallas Home Design, “Second Annual Silver Style Awards”, Larry combined his passions for minerals and metal. This led him to create flower sculptures that compliment both the natural elements of minerals and the texture of forged stainless steel to make an organic piece of art. In 2001, he began his own business called “Whiteley Metal Works”. He has been featured in “Veranda”, “Paper City”, “D Magazine”, and “Modern Luxury Dallas”, “Dallas Home Design” just to name a few. In 2017 he was honored with the AIA Dallas "Artist of the Year" award.