Robert Gigliotti – sculptures

Robert Gigliotti
OUTDOOR or INDOOR sculpture
fabricated steel
36″ x 20″ x 5″
Ptolemy’s Universe, 2018
fabricated steel, 29″ h x 16″ w x .5″ d
$595 SOLD
Robert E. Gigliotti
stainless steel, 74″ h x 12″ diameter, $1895
Robert E. Gigliotti
Inspiration (in front)
stainless steel, 68″ h x 12″ diameter, $1695
Robert E. Gigliotti
Soul Migration
stainless steel, 68″ h x 12″ diameter, $1795
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Moon Over Fishtown, 2020
fabricated steel with marble
27″ x 8″ x 2.5″
Robert Gigliotti
Moonrise, 2020
fabricated steel with marble
12″ x 15″ x 2″
Robert E Gigliotti
Boar Bank
cast bronze 2017
4.25″x 7.5″ x 3.4″
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Bird Bank
cast bronze with gold plated coin 2019
7” x 3” x 9.5”
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Turtle Bank
cast bronze, 2020
4” x 6” x 4”
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Flying Boar Bank
cast bronze 2018
4.5″ x 7.5″ x 4.3″
“Steam Punk Raven” 7.5 x 9 x 3.5 cast bronze $1495
“Country Raven” 6.5 x 9.5 x 3.5 cast bronze $995
“Spirit Raising” fabricated steel w/ stainless steel ball
9.5 x 4.5 x 2.25. $595

Four Noble Truths, bronze

I approach sculpture from two different perspectives. First, I try to make each piece interesting on a purely visual level. Secondly, I attempt to use symbolism from the physical world, mythology and spiritual practices to challenge the viewer’s paradigms about our relationship to each other, to our environment and to the universe. In my opinion, the unveiling of the true Self and, consequently, nondual Spirit is the ultimate goal of art. You can substitute the word God, Tao, or whatever, for Spirit but it’s basically about the realization that “All is One” that I’m getting at. Nondual spiritual practices suggest that any separation we perceive between ourselves and others or any part of the physical or spiritual realms is an illusion. I think that this is intuitively what artists are doing when they create art. It represents an attempt to go from the finite self to the timeless Self. This type of art is sometimes called transpersonal art. It occurred to me recently that what I am attempting could be called “visual koan”. The intent of a written koan is to instill the understanding that the separation between subject and object is an illusion. Some of my artwork is a visual attempt at this type of practice. Purely representational art can expand ones consciousness as well, if it captures a timeless moment because Spirit itself is timeless; meaning not time everlasting but beyond time.

Cyclist, bronze and granite

I believe that any art that disarms you, makes you smile, or makes you think, is successful. At the very least, most artists hope for an emotional response to their work; I love it, I hate it, it makes me feel…etc. It’s not uncommon, however, for two viewers to get radically different impressions of a work. I hope my work will inspire you in some way.

Robert E Gigliotti
Aerial Ballet
18 x 10 x 8
cast bronze on granite base