Recently, I was hired to create a colorful Kokopelli sculpture for a rock garden yard. Living in the high desert southwest themes are very popular and I love creating them.
My portfolio is a good example of my colorful take on southwest art using recycled materials.
I created this colorful Kokopelli using scrap metal and old rebar steel. All the pieces are welded together for durability and then painted with transparent paints then sealed with an automotive clear seal.
This piece was 40" tall and 20" wide. the base plate was a heavy 1/4 steel plate.
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Gilbert is the man! I gave a custom art task and he hit a home run! I'm extremely happy with all aspects pertaining to my project from start to finish. I would recommend his work!
We chose Gilbert to create several unique pieces for our new desert scape front yard because we loved the wide range of creativity we saw in the pieces he had displayed on the Custom Made website. Gilbert offered to provide custom design pieces to best serve and fulfill our needs, however we chose to tell him the type of pieces we wanted and let him work his magic with the creativity of the outdoor sculptures (we ordered a Kokopelli, and a tree with two roadrunners). We loved the finished recycled sculptures. Gilbert communicated frequently during the course of the 6 week project, providing pictures and status reports. The sculptures were delivered on time at the negotiated price and exceeded our expectations (I can't wait to get the yard setup!). We would highly recommended Gilbert's work to family & friends and order more pieces if we can find space in the yard. Thank you Gilbert. Larry & Denise (LaPalma, CA)
I am happy with the finished product. Thank you Gilbert for creating the Kokopelli for me.
I was very pleased with the whole experience, Gilbert was able to get my beautiful piece to me very quickly for a special occasion. It was packaged securely and instructions emailed to put pieces together. Would consider ordering again
I found a sculpture by Gilbert Candelaria that I liked on the Custom
Made site.There was not much negotiating about design because Gilbert
had two other similar pieces and sent me photos.I picked one and bought it.He was very easy to communicate with via email and he was in my town that week for a show, so I easily arranged to pick up the sculpture.I enjoyed meeting the artist too.The whole experience was enjoyable.