3 Gongs by Bobbi Rubingh


Artist Bobbi Rubingh

from Wheatridge, Colorado

Location: 600 S. Public Road

Materials: Repurposed scuba and oxygen tanks, steel chains, with vintage wooden mallet.

Price: $2,000

Artist Statement

Outdoor art has always appealed to me, especially repurposed metal sculptures. Many of my pieces are made with metal and stone. I like the feeling of permanence they bring to a sculpture, yet constantly change with the seasons. I’m inspired by nature, children at play, southwestern culture, other artists, and the unique materials I find while foraging through junk yards and estate sales. Sometimes I imagine a piece and search for the materials I need. Other times, the materials tell me what to create, and I just go with it. I love the challenge of taking an object and changing it into something completely different with my tools and imagination.