This abstract wall sculpture was hammered into shape from copper sheet metal using the techniques of repousse and chasing. It measures 25 inches in diameter, and while the piece is very rigid and strong, it is very thin and lightweight. The metal was slowly pushed into shape with repeated hammer blows and specially shaped punches. The copper is darkened with a liver of sulfur patina and sealed with wax. The design was inspired by coral. I’m fascinated with naturally occurring patterns, how all the tiny repeated elements and structures that make up a uniform arrangement, each have their own unique qualities. A hidden individuality within the seemingly identical.