Continuing my experimentation with more organic, curvy forms and the technique of tightly fitted, layered plates, I have been creating some domed round shapes of late. The first two both came from sketches made in reaction to a commission calling for a tall, thin wallpiece with a round boss on the center. The round bosses on most of those designs are plain domes, but playing with the curves and drawing rounds led me to these round designs with their spiralled curves as an offshoot.
The specific design of this piece reflects also my interest in Celtic artwork and the stylized Celtic spiral designs, and well as my study of armor and shields.
The piece consists of two pieces of brass, cut and hammered into domed shapes entirely by hand, which are patinaed with traditional sculptural patinas applied while heating the metal with a torch, and a central, more highly domed boss of red heat-treated copper. The copper has darkened a bit from the original photographs.
This wallpiece, like most of my wallpieces, will hang in almost any orientation - it is up to you to find your favorite. The way it's shown above is one of my favorites, but far from the only one.
This wallpiece is made to hang using picture wire, which is already attached to the back, making it a very easy piece to hang on any wall. The total weight is about 5 pounds. I do not recommend hanging this piece out of doors.
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Brass, copper, bronze, patinas