Don Gialanella: “I work with repurposed materials collected from the streets of LA and turn them into large sculptural spheres.
I received commissions for orb sculptures from the Cities of Napa and Pasadena, both in 2013. The Orb sculptures create new thoughts about ordinary things.
The viewer sees not just dog bowls or pots and pans, but an arrangement of shapes, textures and patterns. These works also bring up issues of our consumer-based culture and what that means for our society and for the environment.”
Donald Gialanella originally from Maplewood, NJ, now works out of Los Angeles. Donald apprenticed with world-renown sculptor Louise Bourgeois after earning a BFA from The Cooper Union in New York. He worked as a graphics producer at ABC-TV in New York in the 1980’s and received an Emmy for his work on Monday Night Football in 1990. Add an international teaching appointment at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey and a host of public sculpture commissions, Gialanella’s art career has been prolific and wide-ranging, displayed in various art magazines.