This lovely triptych is 24K gold on copper panel. After the time consuming and technically challenging application of the gold leaf, I risk the whole piece by using my torch to create a heat patina on the copper. After several decades as a metalsmith, I find this technique challenges my creativity in all the right ways.

Hummingbird in the Cherry Blossoms is 12" x 16", and is archivlly framed.


Hummingbird in the Cherry Blossoms


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