Description: Vibrant, passionate, unique, lively ... These are just a few words that were in my forefront as I created this artwork. "Copper Gerber" represents one of my first creations that incorporate two passions -- metal art and painting. The "canvas" of this painting is pure copper that is supported on a hollow-core 2" thick lightweight box frame. I hand etched and mechanically added many of the details of the gerber; And I added vibrant, bold strokes, of color (translucent & opaque) to represent the vivid beauty of gerber daisies. The organic metallic tone of the copper plate shines through the colorful paints.
Elements Used: Copper, translucent and opaque acrylics, thick top coat varnish & repurposed wood composites.
Size & Weight: 22"x22”x2" - Weighs about 9 pounds (a bit more when shipped).
Display & Lighting: This artwork is designed for display in an indoor environment. Because of metal's natural reflective nature, a variety of lighting sources will compliment this artwork in aesthetically pleasing ways. This piece is ready to hang as soon as received. A heavy duty mounting bracket(s) is securely attached to the back of the piece and matching drywall mounting hardware is included with the artwork.
Please Note: The sample image(s) have been compressed for optimal web download and do not do full justice to viewing the artwork in person. Slight color variations may also be a factor due to color variations from monitor to monitor -- Best efforts are made to take clear photographs of each piece for your review.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE! I love nature and I am a strong believer that minor changes can exponentially lead to a major positive impact. I do my best to recycle, repurpose, reuse and be the best conservationalist that I can be in my personal life and in my artwork. I purchase metals from mills that produce the bulk of their product from recycled materials and I always look for Earth friendly options to create my metal art. Many of my artworks also utilize "found objects" (recycled materials) and are guided by my love of nature. The majority of the elements that constitute this artwork come from recycled industrial metals and repurposed materials.