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

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

Gillis Point Lighthouse #2

Status: In a Private Collection, Similar Reproduction Available. (Please contact me for more information.)

Application: Indoor Only

Signed: KR2014

Upon completing Gillis Point Lighthouse #1, commissioned as a birthday present by the family of one of the lighthouse’s land owners, I was commissioned to build a second but smaller piece as a present for one of the other land owners, by his wife. This piece is also made from various gauges of hand-formed and scribed stainless steel sheet metal, flat bar, round bar and angle iron, and it is accented with a roof and light tower that are hand-formed from copper. The piece stands about 9″ tall by 5″ wide and was welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process.

This piece was outfitted with a light and is suitable for indoor applications only.

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© 2013 – Kirt Rebello

Gillis Point Lighthouse #1

Status: In a Private Collection, Similar Reproduction Available. (Please contact me for more information.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor – Indoor Recommended

Signed: KR2013

Here’s my interpretation of the Gillis Point Lighthouse in Nova Scotia as it was displayed at the New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI. I was commissioned to build the piece as a birthday present by the family of one of the lighthouse’s land owners. This piece is made from various gauges of hand-formed and scribed stainless steel sheet metal, flat bar, round bar and angle iron, and it is accented with a roof and light tower that are hand-formed from copper. The piece stands about 18″ tall by 9″ wide and was welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process.

This piece is suitable for both indoor or outdoor applications but would be better suited indoors. The owner plans to mount it on a wooden base and install some creative lighting. Upon its debut at the New York Yacht Club, a second but smaller piece was commissioned as a present for one of the other land owners, by his wife. See Gillis Point Lighthouse #2.

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© 2013 – Kirt Rebello

Twisted

Status: Available. (Please contact me for more information.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor – Indoor Recommended

Signed: KR2013

Twisted is a mixed media abstract piece that I built with a piece of oak and some stainless steel tubing. I decided to call “Twisted” both for it’s form and for the struggle I had in naming it. The piece has many wonderful angles and it evoked excitement in me as it came together beautifully. I’ve held on to the oak base for several years, thinking to myself: “One of these days I’m going to use this for something cool!” and I was pleasantly surprised when the “something” became “Twisted.”

I found the oak base in a pile of wood from a long-ago cut tree. The pile was deep in the woods and appeared to have been cut decades ago and left to age… probably because it would’ve been difficult to split. The “twisted” pipes are bent and polished stainless steel pipes that I intertwined together, welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process and mounted to the base.

Twisted is available and suitable for both indoor or outdoor applications but would be better suited indoors. Twisted measures 18″ tall by 18″ wide by 9′ deep and would make a great conversation piece for any home or office. Please contact me if you’re interested.

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© 2013 – Kirt Rebello

Sea Turtle

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

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2013

This small sculpture was commissioned for a gift for someone who is an avid fan of sea turtles and the state of Hawaii. It’s a stainless steel sea turtle captured in a sweeping pose as though it is gliding through the water, slightly banking to the left. The shell of the turtle is adorned with an abstract version of a Hawaiian Plumeria flower to symbolize the state. The piece is mounted on a custom made stainless steel base.

This piece was hand formed from 18 gauge T-304 stainless steel sheet metal and 1/8″ stainless steel rods, and it was welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (T.I.G.) welding process. The piece measures 13″ long, by 5 1/2″ tall, by 9″ wide. The base was also hand-formed from 18 gauge stainless steel sheet metal and T.I.G. welded together.

The piece is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and would look just as “at home” on a shelf or desktop, as it would in a garden or water feature, and would work equally as well in commercial and residential applications.

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© 2013 – Kirt Rebello

Small Catboat

Status: In Private Collections – Similar Reproduction Available. (Please contact me to commission a similar piece.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2012, KR2013, KR2014

Inspired by one of my first sculptures, the Large Cat Boat, the Small Cat Boat began as a commission for a private collection and it has become popular in the boating/Cat Boat community. Several have been made and each has been uniquely personalized to represent a particular owner’s Cat Boat or to commemorate a Cat Boat owner. Modeled after the Marshall 18′ Sanderling Cat Boat, a popular sail boat among many in the New England area, these small sculptures are great for the office, home and/or garden.

The Small Cat Boats are hand formed from 14 gauge T-304 stainless steel sheet metal and 3/8″ stainless steel rods, and they are welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (T.I.G.) welding process to ensure solid construction. The pieces can be made from stainless steel, copper or mild steel and built to any size, large or small. Typically the pieces shown here measure 12″ long, by 17″ tall, by 6″ wide.

Stainless steel is a resilient material that holds its polish or texture and handles most environmental conditions with ease. Should copper be chosen, copper has wonderful weathering attributes and a durability that lasts forever, however, copper pieces react differently to their environments. Seaside homes and homes in the general vicinity of the ocean can expect their copper pieces to obtain a wonderful green patina, while pieces more inland and away from the ocean’s salt air can expect their pieces to obtain a typical brown copper tone. If, however, you live inland but would like the green patina, an accelerated weathering process can be attained prior to delivery.

A personalized Small Cat Boat can make a wonderful gift!

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© 2012, 2013, 2014 – Kirt Rebello

Sloop Sailboat

Status: In Private Collections – Similar Reproduction Available. (Please contact me to commission a similar piece.)

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2012

The Sloop Sailboat was inspired by a drive through Padanaram Harbor. After I had made several catboats I wanted to create another style so I took a drive along the shore and decided to style a piece after the sloop. A popular sailboat across the globe, the sloop makes a wonderful sculpture for the boat enthusiast.

The Sloop is hand formed from 14 gauge T-304 stainless steel sheet metal and welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (T.I.G.) welding process to ensure solid construction. The pieces can be made from stainless steel, copper or mild steel and built to any size, large or small. The piece shown here measure 14″ long, by 14″ tall, by 5″ wide.

Stainless steel is a resilient material that holds its polish or texture and handles most environmental conditions with ease. Should copper be chosen, copper has wonderful weathering attributes and a durability that lasts forever, however, copper pieces react differently to their environments. Seaside homes and homes in the general vicinity of the ocean can expect their copper pieces to obtain a wonderful green patina, while pieces more inland and away from the ocean’s salt air can expect their pieces to obtain a typical brown copper tone. If, however, you live inland but would like the green patina, an accelerated weathering process can be attained prior to delivery.

A personalized Sloop Sailboat makes a wonderful gift and will compliment any office, home or garden!

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© 2012 – Kirt Rebello

Shark’s Fin

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

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2012

This small sculpture is a rendition of the ominous “shark’s fin” navigating the waters and bringing fear to swimmers everywhere. Although ominous, many people are fascinated with the shark and this piece could make a wonderful gift for a shark lover, or perhaps you know someone who pride’s themselves in being a “shark” in their industry and you know that this piece would look great in their office.

Shark’s Fin is hand-formed from 16-Gauge T304 stainless steel sheet metal and welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process. This piece measures 11-1/4” in height, 9″ in width and 2-3/4” in depth and it can be made to just about any size or it could be made from another material, like copper.

The Shark’s Fin and similar small sculptures are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

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© 2012 – Kirt Rebello

Palmer Island Lighthouse

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

Application: Indoor

Signed: KR2012

This hand-formed sculpture was modeled after the Palmer Island Lighthouse in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which was built in the mid-1850’s when New Bedford was dubbed the “Whaling Capitol of the World.” This lighthouse and its keepers served the community of New Bedford for more than 100 years, protecting incoming and outgoing boats and commerce from running aground while entering and exiting New Bedford’s harbor. It was automated in the 1940’s and had fallen victim to vandalism and abandonment for several lengthy time periods until a recent restorations in 1999 turned its now solar powered light back on.

This rendition of the Palmer Island Lighthouse captures the west facing view of the lighthouse in its present condition, also capturing a portion of the stone walkway that leads to the lighthouse from Palmer Island. The piece was hand-formed and hammer-formed from 16 gauge T-304 stainless steel sheet metal, reclaimed pieces of stainless steel and 1/8″ stainless steel rods. It was welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (T.I.G.) welding process. The piece measures 15″ tall, by 7 1/2″ wide, by 11 1/4″ deep. The piece is lighted by a standard U.S. 110V light kit.

The piece is suitable for indoor applications only and would look just as “at home” in a commercial setting as it would on a table, shelf or desktop, in your home.

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© 2012 – Kirt Rebello