Verdigris

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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VERDIGRIS (another word for patina)As we work on brass and other metals the more we study up on it. I love the vibrant coloring that happens to an unprotected metal over time. Nature's ever evolving beauty is the same way. Other inspriations for the flow, coloring and texture come from Pic's I took looking over the cliffs at Pictured Rock, as well as Schist rocks. Our piece is a abstract flow of blues and greens representing, patina metal, water and air (clouds). All that is the yellowish color in the pic above is the exposed brass. This piece is on recycled weather exposed sheets of brass. THE MEANING OF THE PAINTING IS THE DISCOVERY OF beauty that comes from being still or keeping to the same for a long time, like good habits. It can also be looked at the other way. Staying the same over time ugliness can be built up. But with forgiveness, change and gentle (and sometimes rough) rubbing, a new beauty is created.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 5? foot
  • Medium: Acrylic paint brass, steel, maybe wood
  • Width: 18 feet
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 8 feet

Venue & Connection Information

CAN BE OUTDOORS or indoors piece is 18 feet long and 8 feet tall. will definitely need good lighting. Will need to discuss if that would be natural lighting (meaning being in open area with windows so natural light will hit the piece) along with spot lighting - which we can bring in if necessary. We will need open space in front or around the piece in order to get full affect of our technique, so at least 10 feet to stand in front of it.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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