I have really been loving to work in 3D. Copper is really awesome, soft, easy to bend, and beautiful. I recently have been experimenting with patina for a large copper panel project. After some research I ended up talking to an artist in Aspen, CO who works with large scale copper projects for ski lodges and large homes. With some of his advice and lots of experimenting I am ready for the arrival of my two 8'x3' copper panels to work with..here are a few shots of the experiments.
The copper surface needs to be sanded, and then totally degreased with acetone before the aging process can begin
In a matter of minutes the copper take on an beautiful aged look.
After hours of trial and error I have been able to produce tones of aging for the project. These are small test sheets, the real 8 foot wide sheets will be used to face the front desk at the entrance to our office.
I always knew fox were smart. But last night when I witnessed this behavior of this Grey Fox on my way home from work, I was really impressed. Seems like this fox ( the first Grey version I have ever photographed!) learned that when the farmer mows the field the cutting equipment prepares all sort of tempting treats.
Although he was far off I saw the fox eat 3 times in 3 locations in a matter of minutes so I can only assume that he was picking up pieces of mice and other critters that met their fate a short time ago. In fact it had looked like the farmer had just shut off the tractor and walked in for dinner.