Status: In Private Collections – Similar Reproduction Available. (Please contact me to commission a similar piece.)
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!
© 2012 – Kirt Rebello