April 22, 2013
The City of Napa and Arts Council Napa Valley is welcoming over a dozen new sculptures to Napa's downtown area for a public sculpture ARTwalk Exhibition with the theme of Metamorphosis.
Chosen for the exhibit is Donald Gialanella's, Reprocessing Orb, a four foot diameter sphere made from re-purposed stainless steel household items.
The Topanga sculptor created Repossessing Orb from familiar stainless steel items re-assembled in a most unusual way. In the reflective sphere you can see mixing bowls, pitchers, tea pots, hub caps, pots and pans, water bottles, dog bowls and coffee urns. In total, the Orb contains over 150 pounds of recycled material that has been metamorphosed into a completely new form.
Like the forces that hold electrons in orbit within an atom, the artist created the effect of a cosmic magnet pulling the objects together to form a perfect sphere.
To create the Orb, a four foot diameter mold was constructed. The stainless objects were then placed into this concave hemisphere and welded into position.
Donald notes that when visitors first see the sculpture they invariably remark, 'Now I know what happened to my old pots and pans.'
The exhibition will feature outdoor sculpture created by artists from across the Western States. The art will be on public display for a 24-month exhibition cycle.