The Shaman, 2016
Repurposed Parrallam construction beam, repurposed copper, locally sourced soil, brass tacks, iron oxide and verdigris patinas.
6"h x 3.25"w x 3.25"d
The sphere is turned and carved from a repurposed segment of Parrallam construction beam; the repurposed 2” copper pipe was fold-formed using a 30 ton hydraulic press, with flame patina; the repurposed copper roofing sheet was formed into textured discs, and fastened with brass brads; the local clay bearing soil was hand-processed to separate the clay for my ceramics projects, and the remaining iron-rich silt was applied to the sphere, which was then colored with ferrous oxide and verdigris patinas. **Of special note: This is an interactive piece, encouraging the viewer to freely move the elements around in relation to each other...a form of collaboration with the artist.