Wallpiece RCB 15.01 (2015)
One of a kind sculpture by Reed Bowman


  • One of a kind sculpture, Other
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 18 × 18 × 4 in
  • Signed on the back

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Reed Bowman

United States

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Artist's description:

This piece is an experiment in even lighter weight construction out of thin copper sheet, allowing for a deeper dome, higher relief, and a very easy hanging method.

This piece was one of a series I sketched out a few years ago and only recently realized in copper. These sketches were experiments in composing domed discs out of overlapping plates in swirled designs. This was the first I actually created, and I took it in a different direction with its thin sheet and much higher relief than originally envisaged. All the parts are of copper, which enables it to be more deeply domed. The rumpled inset is also copper which has been foldformed - a technique which works with the natural properties of the copper by folding, pinching the copper sheet in a vise, hammering it, reheating it, and unfolding it to create effects that look like cloth or leather - and then colored using the heat of its final annealing. The color on the main surface is from a solution of silver nitrate applied while heating the metal, followed by a brushwork addition of blue pigment suspended in another patina.

This piece is very light weight, and can be hung on any wall with just a nail or two. It comes with a picture wire loop all around the edges, so it can be hung in more or less any orientation to suit your own taste. If you intend to hang it out of doors, please let me know and I can replace the picture wire with copper or brass wire which will not rust. Given its lightness and its hanging on a wire, I would not recommend hanging it where it may be exposed to gusty winds.

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Materials used:

copper, patinas

  • Ready to Hang