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

Chimed

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

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

“Chimed” is an abstract, interactive wind chime sculpture that is comprised of new materials, reclaimed materials and found objects. The design for the piece began to reveal itself as the found objects and reclaimed materials were gathered together.

The chime is made from a diagonally cut 9″ long piece of reclaimed 5-1/2″ stainless steel pipe, with 16 pieces of reclaimed 1/4″ stainless steel tubing hanging from reclaimed stainless steel washers. The center piece to the chime is a found billet aluminum internal cooling fan from an industrial electric motor, mounted to a piece of reclaimed 1″ stainless steel pipe, hanging from a found stainless steel spring assembly. The chime is mounted to the base and hanging from a found 2″ wide by 3/8″ thick piece of solid stainless steel bar that appears to have been some kind of protective rail or “bumper” in its previous life. The cement filled base is made of Corten steel and welded together using stainless steel, and it is highlighted with a stainless steel circle at the crux of the base.

The modern design of “Chimed” was intended to tie the piece together in a functional and attractive way that is versatile enough to compliment several interior and exterior design styles. It produces a wonderful and subtle chime of casual “tinks” from the hanging stainless steel tubing, complimented by a resonating “ring” from the billet aluminum fan.

The piece is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and it measures 62″ tall, by 15″ wide by 28″ deep. Chimed would make a wonderful addition to any garden or yard and would work equally as well for many commercial and residential indoor applications.

Time with the Art – A short video of “Chimed”

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© 2013 – Kirt Rebello

Solem Visum

Status: Available. (Please contact me for pricing.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2013

“Solem Visum” or “Sun View” is an abstract sculpture that is comprised of new materials, reclaimed materials and found objects. The piece is designed to represent two different sun views and it is up to the observer to decide whether-or-not they are sunrises or a sunsets.

The sun view is framed out with the outer steel ring from the wagon wheel of a mid-1800’s horse-draw doctor’s carriage and the water and waves are made from reclaimed 1/8″ stainless steel plating. The sun is a found stainless steel drain cover, cut in half and welded face-to-face and its reflection is ground into the stainless steel “water.” The rays of the sun are 1/4″ stainless steel rods extending out to the steel ring, and the land and the cement filled base are made of Corten steel and welded together using stainless steel.

The piece is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and it measures 57″ tall, by 39″ wide by 11-1/2″ deep. Solem Visum 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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© 2013 – Kirt Rebello

Singularity

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

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2013

“Singularity” is a kinetic abstract sculpture that is comprised of new materials, reclaimed materials and found objects, and it is reflective of my fascination with the origins of our existence. The “singularity” is, among other things, believed to be the point from which the Universe was created and it is the theoretical center of a black hole where, dimension and spacetime theoretically breakdown and become infinite. My fascination with the origins of our existence is constant and I enjoy any time that I can represent the conundrum of contemplating the Universe.

Singularity is designed to represent some of the basic atomic structures of our existence, and uses found objects from still-developing technologies to represent this basic, yet still not fully understood structure, of our existence. To represent the the gravitational orbits that hold matter together, I used the outer steel bands from a mid-1800’s horse-draw doctor’s carriage. I found it fitting that this old mode of transportation, once used for thousands of years, was quickly outdated by the automobile, as well as the doctor it once carried who practiced medicine that is now viewed as barbaric. The steel bands come together at the bottom and the top with what I believe are stainless steel nozzles, that appear to be from an oil-fired power plant (a technology whose days are numbered). At the “atomic center” of the piece is a stainless steel ball resting atop a stainless steel rod. The ball was once used as a fluid level float for a pump system, until it was replaced by electronic sensors.

From the top of the stainless steel ball, through hole at the center of the top nozzle, conical dimensional lines can be drawn that eventually coming to a point of non-dimensional, “singularity.”

The upper portion of the piece rotates on a front wheel bearing assembly from an SUV, yet another mode of transportation whose days are numbered, and the piece rests atop a cement-filled based made of Corten steel and stainless steel, to ensure durability and stability for decades to come.

The piece is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and it measures 65″ tall, by 39″ wide and deep. Singularity 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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© 2013 – Kirt Rebello

“Chaperone to Knowledge”

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

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2013

Chaperone to Knowledge is wonderful “found art” sculpture of re-purposed leaf springs and other components from the suspension of an old school bus, hence the name “Chaperone to Knowledge.” For those of you unfamiliar with the components of a bus, the leaf springs are the components that are stacked upon one another and used to connect the rear axle to the bus, all the while carrying the weight of the bus and cushioning its students from the bumps and irregularities of the road. The top of the sculpture is adorned with the cradle that bolted the leaf springs to the axle, completing the Asian, “zen-like” feel the sculpture has. The center pendulum is hung in a way that allows it to swing slightly in the breeze without losing its forward-facing orientation.

The wear and tear on the springs leads me to believe that the bus these springs supported was in service for many years and likely carried thousands of children on tens of thousands of trips to and from school and other learning activities… safely “chaperoning” them to their destinations.

The piece is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and it measures 55″ wide, by 49″ tall, by 33″ deep. Chaperone to Knowledge 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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© 2013 – Kirt Rebello

“Bird on a Wave”

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

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2012

“Bird on a Wave” is an abstract piece that I created to represent a bird flying just above a wave. It’s made out of 1/8″ Corten Steel© and 14 gauge T-304 stainless steel, and the whole assembly was T.I.G. Welded together using 309L stainless steel. It stands about 58″ tall and the bird’s wings span about 19″ across. The piece swivels on a base that is 18 1/2″ deep by 9″ wide and through the center of the wave I placed a stainless steel prism that can be turned towards the sun to highlight an object, and to represent the sun shining through the wave.

The piece is equally suitable for indoor or outdoor applications. If left outdoors, the Corten steel will weather to a rust color but the welds along the edges will remain silver and the bird and prism will remain shiny, giving its look a wonderful contrast, yet allowing it to blend nicely with natural colors. The base is filled with concrete to give it stability in the home or in unfavorable weather conditions. And the piece is connected to the base by a heavy duty, sealed, automotive, front wheel bearing, that is sure to last indefinitely.

The piece has many angles that can be enjoyed and the swivel base allows you to easily enjoy any angle or adjust the prism to the sun.

The piece is currently available and looking for a home!

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© 2012 – Kirt Rebello

“Sun Basin”

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

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2012

“Sun Basin” was a commission I received to create a garden reflection pool for a private collection. The piece is made of 14 gauge T-304 stainless steel, with 3/8″ solid stainless steel round bar welded along its scalloped edge. It measures 4′-6″ in diameter.

The piece was hammer formed by hand and the scalloped edge was created by a press form that I made and adapted to my log splitter (that I also made). A video of the “scalloping” can be seen below.

In the center of the piece I left the hammer marks from the forming process and I heated the center to give it the golden brown color it has. Depending on your preference, the center can appear as the center of a sunflower or the turbulent and “heated” surface of the sun. From the edge of the heated and hammered center I ground in a pattern of petals (or “rays”) that flow nicely up to the scalloped edge, and from certain angles the pattern also gives a “vortex” appearance, as seen below. Along the edge of the solid stainless steel round-bar that is welded along the circumference, I left the weld untouched but lightly polished, which allows the weld’s beads to present themselves as clouds passing by.

The piece rests upon three rocks that were found locally and it contributes nicely to the tranquility of the garden. To sample the tranquility of the piece, please enjoy the video below.

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The tranquility of “Sun Basin:”

Video of forming the scalloped edged (the video is loud):

© 2012 – Kirt Rebello

“Out of the Box”

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

Signed: KR2012

“Out of the Box” was a commission I received for a private collection that was inspired by input from both the owner and myself, and I have promised the owner I will not recreate it. The sculpture stands 7′ 4″ on its own and almost 8′ tall on its concrete base. It’s made out of 1/8″ Corten Steel© and 14 gauge T-304 stainless steel, and the whole assembly was T.I.G. Welded together using 309L stainless steel.

The largest box measures 18″ and each box gets progressively smaller by 3″ increments, down to the smallest 9″ box. I created the inner stainless steel structure in a three dimensional “square-bar” configuration to give the appearance that the boxes are made of solid bars of stainless steel, covered in Corten steel. Each of the openings on the boxes are one-half the width of the box, leaving the “bars” to be one-quarter the width. So, for example, the 12″ box has a 6″ opening leaving each of the “bars” to be 3″ in width.

The piece has many angles that can be enjoyed and each angle changes with the position of the sun. One of my favorite angles captures the stainless steel inside each of the boxes, in a way that make the stainless appear “diamond like.”

I love the combination of the Corten and stainless steels and the contrasts they present. I love the way the project turned out and I enjoyed building it!

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South Side View

North Side View

East or West Side View

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© 2012 – Kirt Rebello

“Large Catboat”

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

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2012

The “Large Cat Boat” was my inaugural sculpture and “kick-off” for my metal art endeavor. Although I’ve been doing custom metal fabrication for more than 20 years, I had yet to try my hand at T.I.G. welding or working with stainless steel and, true to my form, I decided to start my metal art endeavor… oh ya, and then learn how to T.I.G weld and work with stainless steel! Fortunately, I was able to successfully accomplish both and the end result was a nice donation for our local Community Boating Center that was auctioned off at their annual Opening of the Bay Celebration.

The sculpture is modeled after an 18’ Marshall Sanderling Cape Cod Catboat and is designed to present itself nicely in either an indoor or outdoor settings. Its hand-formed from 16 gauge T304 stainless steel and T.I.G. welded together. Its dimensions are: 46” Tall, 18” Wide and 32” long and the stainless steel will maintain a beautiful shine in all climates and will require little maintenance to enjoy for decades to come.

The Cat Boat was auction off and is now a part of a private collection.

© 2012 – Kirt Rebello