SONY DSCcopper-patina-2-marcus-adkinsI love the effect of oxidised copper (known as a Patina) because it reminds me of the colours of the ocean.  It conjures up a Caribbean beach, an underwater wonderland and the spectaculars vistas of our own Jersey waters from a cliffpath on a sunny day….

Now, the original plan was to use paint to create this patina effect on the mild steel, but hey we don’t do things by halves around here, so look what I found at our local scrap merchant:copper cylinders

metal patchworkSo the plan is to open them up, lay them out, cut them up, and create a patchwork skin over the steel.  And what’s cool is that each section of copper will oxidise in its own special way to reveal a stunning effect.  That’s the plan anyway…!!


About Islandgirl

I always wanted to be a mermaid. But I quite like my legs, so I became a Scuba Diving Instructor instead. Then I found a Texan husband in the Caribbean, moved to Jersey and had children. The water's a bit chilly for me here, so I decided to make my love of creativity my new job. How cool is that! So that's what I do: I paint, I draw and I sculpt. My inspiration comes from my travels, and from the beautiful nature all around me. Follow me a little bit on one of my journeys as I make a big big sculpture for one of local hotels. Thanks for visiting...
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