Materials and techniques
The daisy is a beautiful flower that glows during bloom. I wanted to capture the same beauty, only using copper and brass as the medium.
Sketches were drawn up… nothing really looked like what I was actually imagining in my head, so I took to experimenting with the petals first. I took my brass and sawed out little petals that would be sent though the rolling mill and annealed numerous times before the metal would rip. The texture of the flower was beginning to form.
Drilling a single hole on the inside edge of the petal would be for my rivets into the copper dome center. Hammering the petals individually to create a more natural look, complements the repoussed dome.
The stem is made from old copper refrigerator wire (hollow center) and is bent to stand off the ground and offer maximum support for the sculpture. It was then soldered to the center of the dome. Finishing touchers were made using wire wrapping techniques.
I hope that my art inspires and brings joy to you! Thanks for stopping by! :)