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

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

Comedy/Drama Theater Masks – “Dos Cabezas Grande”

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

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2014

Although I have done several renditions of the “Comedy-Drama” theater masks for clients across the country, the commission for this set of masks was a wonderful opportunity for me to expand the limits of my artistic capabilities and test the limits of my tools… so much so, that I felt the pieces should be named something grand, and so “Dos Cabezas Grande” were born!

Primarily hand-formed from T-304 16 Gauge stainless steel, I was able to attain greater depth in the dimensions of the masks by tackling a long-overdue task of building my own “junkyard power-hammer.” You can check out a short video of the power hammer I built below.

Each mask measures about 36″ in height and 24″ in width, and the size and dimensions proved to be a little too much for my 47 year-old shoulders and my 24 year-old planishing hammer. While hammering the masks and smoothing with the planishing hammer, the planishing hammer broke and the desire for a power hammer quickly turned into a need.

Once the power-hammer was put in service the masks moved along quickly and soon headed to their new home in sunny California! Also incorporated into the masks are reclaimed 3/8″, 1/4″ and 3/16″ stainless steel rods and puddles of molten stainless steel are used to replicate the tears of joy and tragedy. Unlike the smaller versions of the theater masks that are connected together, “Dos Cabezas Grande” were designed to be individually hung. Each mask is welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process.

Similar masks can be made and personalized with many effects, to include more details, different materials (like copper), and other adornments and facial expressions that you might want.

The Comedy-Tragedy Theater Masks and similar wall hangings are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

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© 2014 – Kirt Rebello

Copper Weathervane Base

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

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2014

This copper weathervane base was made for a client who salvaged this weathervane from a home they lost to fire. The weathervane was atop their garage and survived the fire and they wanted to prominently display it in their new home, as a memento of their old home.

The base is hand-formed from .080″ thick copper and a 1″ stainless steel through the center to accept the post. The piece was welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (T.I.G.) welding process and the patina was obtained by oxidizing the copper with a “special solution.” It measures 12″ in height, 12″ in depth and 12″ in width

Similar bases can be made to display other forms of art and they can be personalized with many effects, to include more details, different materials, different shapes and other adornments that you might want to make it special.

Bases can be designed for indoor or outdoor use.

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© 2014 – Kirt Rebello