where pattern meets patina
Surface texture and patterns are an important aspect of my work. Perhaps that's my signature -- a little rough and tumble, I tend not to leave a surface smooth and highly polished. Patinas turn sterling and copper to the color of gunmetal, but will leave the gold bright and shiny. All my patterns begin with found objects and through several different processes, I end up with etched templates of copper and red brass. That's when the fun begins!