Appreciating the Journey

With many things in this life sometimes the process or journey to the end result has just as much, sometimes more, beauty than the end result. This week while creating I’ve taken notice of the beautiful points of my process, and I’d love to share them with you!

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All of this is a pile of sheet copper with hammer marks in it. However when you look for the interest here you seeing a photo of stunning texture.

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This image is the same copper pieces after I have applied heat to soften the metal. While the torch is working the metal is folded in half, cutting off air from reaching the center, thus preserving the copper from oxidizing. The further out the more oxygen reaches the metal causing it to go through a spectrum of color, until reaching the final charcoal color. This part is one of my favorite steps in what I do.

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