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

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

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

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

Peace Sign

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

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2013

This wall hanging is a rendition of the Peace Sign with a flower in the middle. I made this for my niece who at 6 years-old once said to me: “Uncle, do you know what I want for my birthday?” and I, expecting to hear about the latest toy on the market, said “What?” and she said “One of your art pieces. I don’t care what it is, it can be anything. I just want one of your art pieces.” How could I say no! So, knowing that she and her sister love peace signs, I made this for her 7th birthday. Now I’ll need to figure out what I’m going to make her sister’s birthday. 🙂

The Peace Sign is hand-formed from reclaimed T-304 16 Gauge stainless steel and the flower is made from reclaimed 18 gauge copper, and it measures 11” in diameter, 1-1/2” in depth. The piece is welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process. Similar pieces can be made and personalized with a different center or without an item in the center.

The Peace Sign and similar wall hangings are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

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© 2013 – Kirt Rebello

Eagle Globe and Anchor

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

Application: Indoor/Outdoor

Signed: KR2013, KR2014, KR2015

This wall hanging is a rendition of the United States Marine Corps’ emblem, also known as the “Eagle Globe and Anchor” or “E.G.A.” and it was commissioned by one of our “nation’s finest” in Texas. The current design of the Eagle Globe and Anchor was adopted as part of the official Marine Corps emblem in 1955, closely based on a previous design that was approved for use on Marine Corps uniforms in 1868.

This version of the E.G.A. is hand-formed from T-304 16 Gauge Stainless Steel, 1/8′ stainless steel rod, a found stainless steel item and a spot of copper welded into the eye of the eagle. , and it measures 21” in height, 18” in width and 3” in depth. The piece is welded together using the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process.

Since the initial commissioning of this piece, several more have been commissioned for Marines across the country. The Eagle Globe and Anchor and similar wall hangings are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

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© 2013 – Kirt Rebello