Florida's newest roadside attraction is closer than you think. Sculptor Mike Rivamonte, inspired by Florida's colorful history of roadside attractions, has set out to create his own. Over nine feet tall, Rex when completed, will be on display in Miami's Bakehouse Art Complex.
"I'm creating something that will bring joy and great memories for adults and kids. Florida's Tallest Wooden Robot," laughs Mike. Unlike other roadside attractions Rex can travel to "where ever smiles are needed..." such as a children's museum or hospital, science museum or fund raiser.
To fund this ambitious plan Mike is using Kickstarter Support this project and purchase limited edition prints, collectible postcards, original artwork, posters and even your own Rex.
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"Art Loft" series on WPBT2. This series is funded in part by Newman's Own, The Knight's Foundation, The Chapman Foundation and The Florida Keys.
This year's Art Basel looks EPIC so come out and enjoy as the world comes to Miami. I am previewing my latest R! Robots: The America Series. These iconic wooden robots standing 23" tall are meticulously covered with vintage 1920s, 30s and 40s match covers from all over the U.S. and Canada. Nostalgic advertisements of our past - hotels, motels, clubs, bars, lounges, restaurants, cafeterias, roadside landmarks and much more. Amazing beautiful graphics rich with history. They are truly stunning. You can see the first one at Sensory Evolution Gallery Booth 607 Dec. 4-9th at the Overture Contemporary Art Fair located in the Scope Pavilion. I believe if you have tickets for Scope you can see Overture too. Overture Miami
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Enjoy one of one my most recent commissions - Bo. The finish is inspired by my old 1924 Steel Duolian. More coming up in the weeks ahead.
Welcome to my site!
In it you will find a collection of my whimsical work. Each sculpture is constructed from antique, vintage and handmade materials collected from the United States, Canada and Europe. Some items are well over 100 years old. Each have their own unique history and character. They are thoughtfully assembled to make sculptures with their own personality and charm.
If you would like to purchase one, please visit the For Sale section. Check the News section for information about upcoming events and new work. If you would like to buy or commission work, would like to join my mailing list, or have any other questions or comments please feel free to contact me.
I wish to thank Lania Rivamonte for her tireless efforts and talent to make this website not only functional but also beautiful to see. Also for always smiling when I ask for that one more tweak.