NEW BEGINNINGS: FOUND OBJECT ART

Four Sculptures By Gilbert McCann: Metal Artist

The 'Mathematics' sculpture, by Gilbert McCann

EXPLODING GEARS

One of our assignments for this class was to do a piece in the area called Found Object Art. To do this piece I went to my business and located some discarded motorcycle parts. These I used for the sculpture called Exploding Gears, the first piece in a series called "Industrial Movement: Giving Life to Discarded Objects." This piece is 36 inches tall, 24 inches wide, and 18 inches deep and is in the collection of Larry Kimmel, retired Arizona Ranger.


Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

O's: WHEEL INSIDE THE WHEEL

"O's" was my third in the series called "Industrial Movement: Giving Life to Discarded Objects". It also was an assignment for my welding class. To create this piece I purchased a discarded satellite dish for $10. "O's" is 6 feet tall, 8 feet wide, and 4.5 feet deep. The sculpture is aluminum and the stand is made from steel tubing. "O's" was different. I didn't weld on the main body of the sculpture, just the stand. Due to its large size, I spent alot of time crawling around cutting O's and creating the connecting pieces. My instructor really liked this sculpture and arranged for it to be displayed on the campus of Yavapia College. During the time it was displayed many people enjoyed it and one person decided to purchase "O's: Wheel Inside the Wheel."

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Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

THE RACE

This piece is my favorite sculpture created using found objects. It shows three sailboats trying to qualify for The America's Cup, using the wind to speed toward the finish line. To win this prestigeous trophy is the ultimate goal of many captains, sailors and boat designers. To create "The Race" I used the metal from three discarded motorcycle tanks and steel rod. It is 18 inches tall, 14 inches wide, and 9 inches deep. "The Race" is in the collection of Daniel Webster, captain of the Yacht "Joanne."

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Sculpture by Gilbert McCann

EELATION

While creating metal art I have made many new friends. One of my friends enjoyed marine wildlife and asked me to create for her my vision of an eel. Shown is my picture of this joyful little creature at play. I called it EELATION. It is created from steel and cut metal tubing. It is 9 inches tall, 16 inches wide, and 8 inches deep. This piece is in the collection of Shannon P Webster, owner of World Wide Yacht Charters.

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