Stainless Assemblage Orbs

Stainless Assemblage Orbs

The Plenum Orbs are the culmination of a series of assemblage pieces I had been working on for
several years. As I grew more ambitious, I wanted to increase the scale and see if I could
construct a perfect sphere out of a palette of dissimilarly shaped objects. The Plenum Orb was
the result.

For me, seeing the orb rekindles memories locked up in abandoned objects that together
contain a mix of surprise, irony and humor.

It is made up of common pots, pans, pet bowls, hub caps, coffee creamers and vessels of every
description welded together into one contiguous form.

Seen as a mass of shapes formed into a single sculptural entity, the orb acts as a time capsule
that explores temporality, disposability, and questions the viability of a disposable culture.

The following orb sculpture images were taken by me and various other photographers.


Napa, CA.


Decatur, GA.


Broomfield, CO.


Lakeland, FL.


In the studio, Reseda, CA.


Napa, CA.


Eugene, OR.


Topanga, CA.


Pasadena, CA.


Napa, CA.


Los Angeles, CA.


Reprocessing Orb #abstract #art #sculpture #napa_valley This is another outdoor sculpture in Napa, Ca. It was created by Donald Gialanella. He chose Reprocessing Orb as the tittle of his sculpture. It was made from repurposed stainless steel household items such as pots and pans along with hubcaps. He welded them together to form a perfect sphere, which turned out to be 48 inches in diameter. It perches precariously on the corner of Third and Main streets in Napa, Ca. Photo by Bill Elder.


On exhibit at The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA.





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