Joy Gibat Thanks for your interest in my work. For years I have traveled the country showing my art, but at 66, I have decided that I prefer to put my energy into creating. I have a few galleries that exhibit my art, but I miss the personal contact with people. Thus, I have decided to explore the web. I enjoy meeting the people who buy my work. It is important to me to receive input from those who react to my work. Although, I have a BFA in Art and Art History, I have discovered that just doing has been the best teacher for me. If interested, contact me at: http://www.joygibat.com/ or firstname.lastname@example.org Joy Gibat 1721 S. Pickard Ave Norman, OK 73073-6320 405 - 329-0862
I do accept credit card thru PayPal. Price may change do to the rising cost of materials and postage.
My Copper Roses often are given as Wedding gifts, 7th Anniversary, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mothers' Day, and Birthdays and as symbols of affection. These patrons have sent me photos of my copper roses in situ. http://www.joygibat.com/
A Copper Rose with three Brass Leaves arrives with a white box, ready for giving.
I have made this copper rose which is colored by moving the flame of my torch over the copper, The leaves are brass brazed to a steel stem which I cover with brass. A small bit of colored cotton is hidden in the center that holds rose oil. Also included is a gift card and a story card telling how the roses are made. visit my web site:http://copperroses.net/ Joy@Joygibat Joy Gibat 1721 S. Pickard Ave Norman, OK 73073-6320 405 - 329-0862
Have just completed an order for two large Copper Rose Buds with Brass Leaves. They are going to be used in a Wedding ceremony as the first gifts that the couple gives to each other. This sounds like a lovely and romantic idea. Taken with my new Canon Powershot A550.
This Copper Rose will show your love forever. I have made this copper rose which is colored by moving the flame of my torch over the copper. The leaves are brass brazed to a steel stem which I cover with brass. A small bit of colored cotton is hidden in the center that holds rose oil. The entire piece is coated with a clear sealer that protects its beauty forever. Arrives with its own glass vase, and a gift card, as well as a story card telling how the roses are made. $46. plus $11. for shipping.
This welded tree is carefully built of molten steel. After the base and all of the branches are formed, I shape each copper leaf and brazes it to its own branch with a drop of brass. When all are attached, I heat and cool each leaf to various rose-red colors. It is welded to a steel rotating base so that you can view and enjoy it as a 3 dimensional sculpture. This piece is aprox. 10½" tall x 9" X 6". about 20 hours from start to completion.
A 2011 calendar from the Norman Art Council arrived this morning, featuring my copper roses for the month of February. I remember submitting some images but it was a long time ago, and as I never heard anything more, I assumed that the project was scraped. If I had known I might have bought some.
I have made these copper roses which are colored by moving the flame of my torch over the copper, The leaves are brass brazed to a steel stem which I cover with brass. A small bit of colored cotton is hidden in the center that holds rose oil. Also included is a gift card and a story card telling how the roses are made.
Handmade Nickel Silver Feather on a French Hair Clip. The giving a Feather is to bestow an Honor and is beleived to bring Prosperity. Turquoise is for Peace and Harmony. The beads are turquoise and glass. I designed this Feather in 1994, which is copyrighted. The clip can be reversed for left handed use.
Many Native Americans believe that the gift of a feather is an honor and that it brings Prosperity. This flamed colored copper feather is protected with a clear enamel. The brass bead is similar to ones used in trade during the 1700 and 1800. Brass, the color of the sun, symbolizes happiness . For best results, hang on east wall, east where the sun rises and prosperity begins.
Hang a Hand Shaped and Scored Brass Feather for Health and Happiness or give it to a loved one. The feather is entirely made of Brass, with black leather lacing and a piece of Turquoise. Brass is the symbol of Health and Happiness. Black is for Wisdom. Turquoise brings Peace and Harmony. $18. plus $1.50 shipping.
Contact Joygibat@cox.net or Joy Gibat 405 329-0862
During the late 1960's as I begun welding, I had few resources. I wanted to make a gift, something unique, something strong, for a dear friend. The song "the Old Rugged Cross" popped into my head. I had a vision of a cross with a asymetrical abstract design made from various sizes of steel welding rods. Since then i have been fascinated abstracting within the cross shape. Later,as a decorative and symbolic devise, I added brass. Brass is a symbol of Happiness and Life as it is the color of the sun. Thus, I hope my crosses bring their owners much Strength and Happiness.
The vastness of this land gives rise to your hopes and dreams. The feathers represent prosperity while the brass beads are for happiness. Joy has created this copper shield using her unique method of pounding and embossing. The coloration occurs by sliding the flame of the torch across the metal which is then quickly cooled in water. The copper is mounted on suede matboard. Both the shield and the feathers are protected with a clear sealer. Sold 7/15/03 I will have some other ones available soon.