RePartsArt

Reclaimed materials crafted into unique art.

On Etsy since 2018

RePartsArt

Reclaimed materials crafted into unique art.

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Don Gaber

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About RePartsArt

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On Etsy since 2018

Don is a self-taught artist applying a lifetime of skills and experiences to an inventive imagination to create unique art using reclaimed materials. At 12 years of age in the early 1970’s he was already creating and selling rock and driftwood sculptures and hand-painted images on three dimensional media. He had a passion for art and industrial art courses that encouraged creativity using many different media. After graduating from a welding and metal fabrication program he began dabbling in metal sculptures, but eventually left art behind to pursue various careers.
Although Don applied his skills to restoring classic vehicles, remodeling, and occasional art endeavors, he mainly worked as an IT professional in the Chippewa Valley. He eventually obtained a B.S. and M.S in technical education from UW-Stout, and recently retired as a Senior Lecturer from UW-Eau Claire to work full time as an artist creating sculptures in addition to functional art such as lamps, tables, and clocks.

“You just can’t duplicate the texture and feel of well-used time-worn vintage reclaimed iron, steel, and wood, so sculpting in that medium is my passion. However, I enjoy incorporating stained glass and other materials into my work to compliment and offer a unique balance to older materials.”
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