I’m still working on my Metal page. I’ll soon add more photos about my jewelry, etching, electroforming, and other metal work.
My work in metals began in the 80’s, as a graduate sculpture student. After a flirtation with bronze casting, my interest turned to copper fabrication and experimental patinas. One of the interesting things about copper is that it can - with certain patinas - be made to look like stone. I seem to circle the idea of “stone” in my work, perhaps fossilizing as much of my environment as possible. Much of it has already disappeared.
I started electroforming in 2007. The original motivation was to form copper over old ceramic spark plugs I’d found in a local dumpsite, and then encrust them with copper patinas. The spark plug project is still in the works as part of a larger “archeological dig”; in the meantime electroforming has evolved into a technique to express other ideas with found objects.