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.

Blessed Bonito II

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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.

Blessed Bonito

Blessed Bonito
Picture courtesy ©2015 Deb Ehrens
Blessed Bonito 3
Picture courtesy ©2015 Deb Ehrens
Blessed Bonito 2
Picture courtesy ©2015 Deb Ehrens
Blessed Bonito 4
Picture courtesy ©2015 Deb Ehrens
Blessed Bonito 5
Picture courtesy ©2015 Deb Ehrens
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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.

The View

The View PVD
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The View

The View PVD 2
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The View

The View
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The View

The View 3
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© 2015 – Kirt Rebello

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!

Amidst

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Amidst

© 2015 – Kirt Rebello