FEATURED IN RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY MAGAZINEMeet Paul Amaral, The Art World’s Secret Weapon

Imagine a place where sculptures by legendary artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring, as well as up-and-comers like Hank Willis Thomas, who was recently selected to design Boston’s new memorial to Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King, are all housed under one roof. One might instinctively conjure images of a museum in New York or a gallery in London, but it’s safe to say most people’s first guess would not be a mid-sized fabrication shop on the East Providence waterfront owned by a former boat builder.

FEATURED ON RHODE ISLAND PBSRhode Island PBS Interviews Paul Amaral

Contributing Reporter, Bill Bartholomew profiles art fabricator, Paul Amaral, following his journey from farming to boat building to builder of big public art. Helping iconic artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring realize their artistic vision, Amaral has built nearly 1,000 pieces that adorn public spaces in New England and around the world.
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FEATURED IN NEW ENGLAND LIVING MAGAZINE Sculpting Steel – From Boat Builder to Fabrication Innovator

Paul Amaral was a busy boat builder working at a marine manufacturing firm in Bristol Rhode Island… An artist appeared with a wooden maquette (a model for a larger piece of sculpture) of a spoon with a cherry at the tip. “He was looking for someone to build a 50-foot sculpture of the design out of aluminum and steel,” says Amaral… The resulting artwork, Spoonbridge and Cherry, by husband-and-wife team Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen… went on to become one of the most recognized pieces of 20th-century public art.

FEATURED IN THE LOWELL SUN The Lowell Sun Highlights Nancy Selvage’s Hydro Sculpture in Utopian Park in Lowell

The sculpture, titled “Hydro,” is composed of its “solid gateway section,” inspired by the form of a turbine that Lincoln-based artist Nancy Selvage once viewed. The rest represents “water falling, and swirling, and flowing,” the sculptor said while standing alongside the towering art piece.

Trusted By Renowned Artists, Curators, Museum Directors and Galleries from Around the World…

We work with some of the greatest and most widely recognized artists and sculptors of our time including Keith Haring, Claes Oldenburg, and Roy Lichtenstein. We have also enjoyed creating new relationships with new artists, such as Jose Parla, Hank Willis Thomas, and Cristina Lei Rodriguez. They all agree that Amaral Custom Fabrications is unsurpassed in our ability and dedication to producing incredible sculptures and installations.

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+1 (401) 396-5663
310 Bourne Ave.
Building 50
East Providence, RI
02916 USA

Amaral Custom Fabrications is a family owned and operated company with a rich, 20-year history. We are versatile fabricators who are able to apply our technical know-how to many industries, including large-scale sculpture and art fabrication, marine and architectural trades, and sculpture restorations, among many, many others.