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

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

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 an interactive abstract sculpture that is comprised of new materials, reclaimed materials and found objects, and it is reflective of my fascination with Theoretical Physics. 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. Being a bit of a “hack” in Theoretical Physics, anytime that I can represent the conundrum of contemplating the Universe and our existence in my art, I will.

The piece is designed to represent some of the basic atomic structure of our existence, and use “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, finding it fitting that this old mode of transportation, once used for thousands of years, was quickly outdated by the automobile, and the doctor it once carried 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 a 2003 GMC Envoy, 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

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

“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

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