A client wants me to do a Waterfall Weaving for him, but before he orders he wants a sample of the green copper patina with various light copper browns. He actually sent me a piece of couch fabric to match! Unfortunately, it’s winter in SW Michigan and the shop is on the cool side. Normally I can get a great green on copper patina using Sculpt Nouveau’s Tiffany Green. When it’s 90 degrees, I actually get the beautiful grayish green, the traditional verdigris (‘green of the Greeks’), my favorite. 60-80 degrees and I’m getting fairly neutral greens. Any temperature below 60 and I’m getting bluish greens. This gentleman does not want any bluish-greens. So I’ve been running tests to nail down a reliable (?) patina I can reproduce in the cooler months.
This stair-step aluminum wall sculpture was recently shipped to Creative Metal Products in San Jose, CA. The owner was a great pleasure to work with. Here’s what he wrote: “We received the sculpture safely and it looks perfect! Attached is a picture file of the sculpture in our office. It’s been a fun experience in that the piece is just right in all respects, and you’ve been good to work with.
I am shipping this metal wall sculpture to San Clemente tomorrow. It has a remarkable patina, beautiful blues and greens and browns.
This is one of my layered puzzle designs that I have been doing since 2000. This metal wall sculpture was originally designed to be mounted on a circle, but that design was very heavy – about 75 lbs. This design works very well without the circle. This metal wall sculpture has 12 pieces, each 2″ wide, made from two sets of 22″ squares with the next smaller square cut from inside the larger square.
We shipped a very large weaving on Monday to a client. This order was actually placed December 14th! But the story goes back further to about a year ago when someone from the company called my wife. She wondered if we could come and do a presentation?