Conundrum

Status: Available. (Please contact me to commission a similar piece.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2016

“Conundrum” is an abstract sculpture that is comprised of new materials, reclaimed materials and found objects, and it is reflective of my fascination with our attempts to understand the universe around us. The piece strives to explore the concept of infinity and the conundrum it often presents in theoretical attempts to understand a three-dimensional universe. To reflect that conundrum, I have turned the infinity symbol from the horizontal plane it is normally represented in, to a vertical plane and I’ve placed it within the confines of a circle, to represent the confines of a three-dimensional existence. The piece sits atop a single-vortex shaped base that sits outside the dimensional confines of the Universe, representing a black hole and the infinitesimally small point of “singularity” that theoretically exists at its center. Calculations that try to find a unified theory between Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, often produce a result of infinity. The stainless steel disc that is located at the point where the outer edge of the Universe joins the center of the base, represents the illumination of “where the answers are” for the “conundrum.” Anytime that I can represent the conundrum of contemplating the Universe and our existence in my art, I will.

With the exception of the infinity sign, Conundrum is primarily constructed of found objects. The outer ring that represents the confines of our dimensional universe is a wagon wheel ring from a horse-drawn carriage from the 1800’s. The single-vortex base, that represents the black hole upon which the dimensional universe rests, is a found solid steel object that is three inches thick. THe stainless steel circle that represents where the answers to the conundrum can be found is a found piece of 1/4″ thick stainless steel, that was round in shape when I found it. The piece was cut in half and polished.

Conundrum is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and it measures 55″ tall, by 53″ wide and 18″deep. The piece would make a wonderful addition to any garden or yard and would work equally as well for many commercial and residential indoor applications.

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© 2016 – Kirt Rebello

Born Again Blue

Status: Sold- Auctioned off on EBay July 29, 2016 to August 8, 2016, in support of The Art Drive’s annual auction. (Similar reproductions can be commissioned. Please contact me if you have any questions.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2016

Saved from the ultimate demise of the melting pot, and happy to have its new purpose in life, the “Born Again Blue” blue fish is hammer-formed from environmentally friendly, reclaimed stainless-steel materials and beautifully colored by heat. “Born Again Blue” was created for the Art-Drive‘s 2016 “The Blues are Back!” annual fundraising campaign, where Art-Drive members are each tasked with making a fish in their medium. This year “The Blues are Back!” as The Art Drive members once again chose the bluefish for this year’s fish, the species chosen by the artists in the first year the Art Drive created fish. The Blues are displayed in the local area before the Art-Drive, and then auctioned off as part of a fundraising campaign in the days leading up to, and after, the drive.

For more information about “The Blues are Back” and a schedule of events where the this year’s fish will be displayed, please visit: http://the-art-drive.com/blues-on-the-bay.php

“Born Again Blue” is hand-formed from reclaimed T-304 16 Gauge stainless steel, reclaimed 1/8″ T-304 stainless steel rods and other reclaimed T-304 stainless steel materials. The piece was welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (T.I.G.) welding process and the color was obtained by oxidizing the stainless with heat. It measures about 18″ in height, 4″ in depth and 47″ in width

Similar fish can be made and personalized with many effects, to include more details, different materials, different stances and other adornments that you might want to make it special.

“Born Again Blue” and similar wall hangings are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

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© 2016 – Kirt Rebello

Structural Support for “Seven Kisses”

Custom Structural Support for Artwork (Please contact me to make a similar piece.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

This structural support was made to support “Seven Kisses,” a 2014 assemblage created by Maddy Bragar. Standing more than 12 feet tall and created from the floorboards of a 1929 Hereshoff boat, Maddy wanted “Seven Kisses” to stand upright, in a way that complimented the piece and did not take away from the piece’s presentation.

I created the support from 2″ x 4″ x 1/4″ rectangular tubing, with a “jogged notch” in the lower portion of the support to accommodate the shape of the artwork. All welds in the support were ground smooth and painted with a satin black paint, providing a discreet and structurally sound support that compliments the artwork and accomplishes the artist’s presentation goal.

If you would like a custom, structural support made for art you’ve created or purchased, please Contact us today to find out more!

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© 2014 – Kirt Rebello

Blessed Bonito II

Status: In a Private Collection (Please contact me to make a similar piece.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2015

Saved from the ultimate demise of the melting pot, and happy to have its new purpose in life, the “Blessed Bonito II” is hammer-formed from environmentally friendly, reclaimed stainless-steel materials and beautifully colored by heat. The “Blessed Bonito II” was created after the Blessed Bonito was auctioned off during the Art-Drive‘s 2015 “Bodacious Bonito” fundraising campaign. A wonderful couple missed the auction and asked for another bonito and “Blessed Bonito II” was born. 🙂

Blessed Bonito II is hand-formed from reclaimed T-304 16 Gauge stainless steel and reclaimed 1/8″ T-304 stainless steel rods. The piece was welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (T.I.G.) welding process and the color was obtained by oxidizing the stainless with heat. It measures about 30″ in height, 4″ in depth and 47″ in width

Similar fish can be made and personalized with many effects, to include more details, different materials, different stances and other adornments that you might want to make it special.

“Blessed Bonito II” and similar wall hangings are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

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© 2015 – Kirt Rebello

Immersion

Status: Available. (Please contact me to inquire.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2015

“Immersion” is an abstract sculpture that is comprised of new materials, reclaimed materials and found objects, and it is reflective of my fascination with the way in which we struggle with trying to understand our origins and our surroundings. Every aspect of the piece strives to stimulate a deeper level of thinking about the often conflicting ways in which we strain to interpret facts and reconcile them with our beliefs. Immersion’s almost alien appearance intentionally serves to represent how alien our beliefs can sometimes be from the facts.

At the highest point of Immersion is a single stainless steel disc that serves to represent facts in their purest, unadulterated form of truth. The disc is connected to a stainless steel bar that descends along Immersion’s top and represents the timeline of our lives. As the disc of facts connects with timeline of our lives it is deformed and discolored, representing how our beliefs in life begin to distort the facts that surround us. Facts are indisputable but when our knowledge of facts is limited, they are often misunderstood and misrepresented.

As you progress down the timeline of life, a second, larger stainless steel disc begins to become immersed into the timeline of life and the rusty sides of Immersion. The rusty sides of Immersion represents our limited Earthly knowledge and the immersion of growing disc represents how facts often become “more than what they are” when they are immersed into our beliefs. Descending further down the timeline of life, we find that the stainless steel disc has become much larger and completely immersed and entrenched into our beliefs. The disc has now formed a small hole that represents the narrow view we’ve established about those facts.

As the timeline of life descends to its end, it drops off and descends down a copper face that cascades down with the rusty sides of Immersion and widens slightly until it terminates into a stainless steel base, now stained by the rust of our Earthly beliefs. The descending copper front and rusty sides serve to represent a melding of the facts and beliefs in our lives, as they transition to the “after-life” where beliefs end and only facts remain, as represented by the stainless steel base.

Immersion is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and it measures 68″ tall, by 8″ wide and 13″ deep. Immersion would make a wonderful addition to any garden or yard and would work equally as well for many commercial and residential indoor applications.

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© 2015 – Kirt Rebello

Blessed Bonito

Status: In a Private Collection Up (Please contact me to make a similar piece.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2015

Saved from the ultimate demise of the melting pot, and happy to have its new purpose in life, the “Blessed Bonito” is hammer-formed from environmentally friendly, reclaimed stainless-steel materials and beautifully colored by heat. The “Blessed Bonito” was created for the Art-Drive‘s 2015 “Bodacious Bonito” fundraising campaign, where Art-Drive members are each tasked with making a Bonito in their medium. The Bonitos are displayed in the local area before the Art-Drive, and then auctioned off as part of a fundraising campaign in the days leading up to, and after, the drive.

The Bodacious Bonitos debuted July 27, 2015 at the Westport Rivers Winery’s Friday evening concert and following their debut, they were displayed at various locations in Dartmouth and Westport, MA until the Art-Drive open studio tour August 8th and 9th. The “Blessed Bonito” on display at Dedee Shattuck Gallery until it was auctioned off to help benefit children’s programs at the Lloyd Center for the Environment and the Art-Drive’s artists.

Blessed Bonito is hand-formed from reclaimed T-304 16 Gauge stainless steel, reclaimed 1/8″ T-304 stainless steel rods. The piece was welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (T.I.G.) welding process and the color was obtained by oxidizing the stainless with heat. It measures about 30″ in height, 4″ in depth and 47″ in width

Similar fish can be made and personalized with many effects, to include more details, different materials, different stances and other adornments that you might want to make it special.

“Blessed Bonito” and similar wall hangings are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

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© 2015 – Kirt Rebello

The View

Status: In a Private Collection. (Please contact me to commission a similar piece.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2015

How do you “view the world” and our existence in the Universe and what is your perspective on “what you see?” The answer to this question is unique to each of us and “The View” frames that answer for all that look through it’s window. “The View” is an abstract sculpture that is comprised of new materials, reclaimed materials and found objects. The piece is designed to frame a desired view, encompassing “the view” in a 39″ diameter stainless steel circular frame.

The encompassing view sits atop a slender, cement filled, rectangular base made of weathering steel, that tapers to a forged and polished stainless steel mount. The base is also accented with a polished stainless steel disc at the crux of its taper and the entire piece is welded together using stainless steel in the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process.

The piece is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and it measures 77″ tall, 39″ wide and 20″ deep. Its slender design makes placement of The View versatile and its maintenance-free construction will ensure many decades of indoor/outdoor enjoyment. The View would make a wonderful addition to any garden or yard and would work equally as well for many commercial and residential indoor applications.

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© 2015 – Kirt Rebello

Amidst

Status: In a Private Collection, Similar Reproduction Available. (Please contact me to make a similar piece.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2015

Suitable for indoor or outdoor applications, “Amidst” sits amidst its surroundings and points to places far beyond… or is it the tip of some underling thing that exists amidst all that is “below the surface?” You decide!

This abstract piece is hand crafted with weathering steel and reclaimed copper and stainless steel, and it measures 24” in height, 15” in depth and 4-1/2” in width. The patina in the reclaimed copper has wonderful cosmic lines and circles, the result of decades of use. The stainless steel tip has striations along each side that add to the directional influence of the piece, while the edges of the tip are contrasted with a highly polished luster. The weathering steel will retain its dark blue contrast if left indoors or in dry conditions or, when exposed to the elements, will obtain a brown rust color that will accent the copper and stainless nicely.

“Amidst” and similar small sculptures are suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Please contact me if you would like to commission something similar or create a new design!

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© 2015 – Kirt Rebello

Flounder de Ferrum

Status: In a Private Collection, Similar Reproduction Available.
(Please contact me to make a similar piece.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2014

“Flounder de Ferrum” was created for the Art-Drive‘s 2014 “Flippin Flounder” campaign, where Art-Drive members are each tasked with making a flounder in their medium. The flounders are displayed in the local area before the drive, and then auctioned off as part of a fundraising campaign in the days leading up to, and after, the drive.

The Flippin Flounders debuted July 18th at the Westport Rivers Winery’s Friday evening concert and following their debut, they are displayed at various locations in Dartmouth and Westport, MA until the Art-Drive open studio tour August 9th and 10th.

You can see “Flounder de Ferrum” on display at Partner’s Village Store and Kitchen until August 8, 2014.

On August 9th and 10th the Art Drive will take place and my shop and artwork will be on display and available for purchase. Please feel free to stop by and say hi!

From August 2-12, 2014, the Flippin Flounders will be auctioned off through an EBay Auction. The proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Lloyd Center for the Environment; the Art-Drive and the individual artists.

Flounder de Ferrum is hand-formed and english wheeled from T-304 16 Gauge stainless steel and molten stainless steel for the eyes and other features. The piece was welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (T.I.G.) welding process and the patina was obtained by oxidizing the stainless with heat. It measures about 22″ in height, 4″ in depth and 42″ in width

Similar fish can be made and personalized with many effects, to include more details, different materials, different stances and other adornments that you might want to make it special.

“Flounder de Ferrum” and similar wall hangings are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

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© 2014 – Kirt Rebello

Wings on a Prey

Status: In a Private Collection, Similar Reproduction Available. (Please contact me to make a similar piece.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2014

Commissioned for a gentleman in CT as a birthday gift for his wife, “Wings on a Prey” is small sculpture designed to sit atop a post outdoors or indoors. As it emerged from the flat sheet metal I hammered, it quickly became one of my favorite pieces, to date. The piece allowed me to use all aspects of the sheet metal forming process, to include making a wooden buck from the drawing I did, to shaping and welding the the more than 25 small pieces of metal together that emerged from the templates from the buck. The curves and dimensions offered many challenges, and every tool in my arsenal was used but I was satisfied with the end result.

The piece is hand-formed from T-304 16 Gauge stainless steel, with .080″ thick copper sheet for the beak and molten copper for the eyes. I also added a removable 3/8″ stainless steel threaded rod, extending from the base, for mounting the piece on its pedestal. The piece measures about 20″ in height, 8″ in depth and 9″ in width

Similar birds can be made and personalized with many effects, to include more details, different materials, different stances and other adornments that you might want to make it special.

“Wings on a Prey” and similar small sculptures are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

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© 2014 – Kirt Rebello