Artist: Paul & Elena Jones


8.5 x 6.5" / Copper and Wood The terms embossing/chasing and repousse refer to the shaping and hammering of metal. Embossing and chasing is the process by which we hammer the front-side of the metal to create unique textures and patterns. Repousse is when we flip the piece over and push the metal outwards, creating a relief. This piece was made using hammers and other small (3-5 mm) tools to develop an image. After the metal is shaped, we add chemical and dye patinas for vibrant color. The rooster piece is inspired by the Art Nouveau style of animals. Paul's zodiac is also the rooster, and I (Elena) always associate him with this animal. We both worked on this piece, but Paul took a leadership role for this specific work.


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