This was part of my copper pipe phase. More bending and twisting and heating with an interesting patina. This one also has fused glass elements I created for a class.
Size: 48″ x 30″ x 9″
Copper is an everyday material that is in most of our homes. In general, it is very utilitarian and hidden from view. How often do you even think about the plumbing or wiring of your home? What would you do without electricity?
Copper is one of my favorite materials. It can bend and warp in an infinite variety of shapes. Besides be very durable outside, it develops a wonderfully vibrant patina.
Enlightened copper bend started its life as simple copper pipe. By altering its shape and intended purpose, I create an object to think about – it changes from construction material to art.
Here’s a haiku it inspired:
Copper pipe it is.
Heat. Beat. Bend. Flame is the way.
What is it? Your call.
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