Stephen Kishel

*Local Artist*

Powder Coated Aluminum Sculptures and Mobiles Now Available.

Can be placed in interiors or exteriors.

A Twilight Moon

26” x 38” x 5”

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Poetry of Space

26” x 38” x 5”

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Able to hang Horizontal or Vertical

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Art is Everywhere

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More Happiness

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Sea Turtle World

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“When I am most successful my sculptures have the look and feel of floating forms, virtual weightlessness. Perhaps this is why I gravitate to aluminum as my preferred material, and why from childhood on, I have been especially fond of the works of Miro and Calder. I want my creations to be unique original artistic expressions that are both easy to live with as well as environmentally friendly to our planet. Aluminum fills this need, and when they are powder coated they take on a modern smooth finish, that is more durable than liquid paint and environmentally green, no solvents (VOC’s). I am not as much a perfectionist as I am an abstractionist. I understand the importance of finishing touches and small details, but these come secondary to the feeling, the work of art conveys to the viewer. I want it to be more than what meets the eye at first glance. I believe in love at first sight, but it takes more than a pretty sculpture for me to feel truly successful.”

Stephen was born in Muncie, IN. His parents were teachers and with their long summer breaks, their family would indulge in roughing it most summers on a remote island in Western Ontario. The contrast between a mid-western university city and a log cabin without electricity was a rich one. His father, a high-school art teacher, taught him to appreciate the postcard-like sunset and sunrises the wilderness offered - and the industrious life of constant repairs and restoration it takes to care for a cabin after nature has had an entire winter to reclaim it. As he learned to love nature and solitude in Ontario, he learned to appreciate knowledge and learning in Indiana. 


His father took care that Stephen learned several ways to express himself in art, but early on he came to love sculpture, especially welded metal sculpture. 


In 1973 Stephen married. By now he was studying electronics at Ohio Institute of Technology. Three years later he began working full time in the family plastic business. Eventually, Stephen decided to concentrate on his art full time. He has created several hundred pieces ranging in size from tabletop to corporate and large scale public works. He does commissions and offers his work in galleries and even upscale restaurants, including Foxfire (owned by Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield). 


In 2002 Stephen and his family relocated to the Carolinas. They bought a house in Bluffton, seven miles from Hilton Head. It sits on an acre of wooded land and has a separate studio in back. Stephen and his wife enjoy walks along the May River, set in a salt marsh - where the sunsets and native birds make it look like a postcard. 


“Doing what you love for a living is possible, it is not only possible, it is the right thing to do. Everyone is by nature gifted with a unique ability, find your gift, and then pursue it, part-time at first, then full-time, when you have achieved a level of success that empowers you with confidence.” - Stephen Kishel

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Limitless

34” x 50” x 2”

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Prices start at $525 for mobiles. Please inquire for prices of specific works.

Floor Sculpture

53” x 25”

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