San Diego Mission Baptismal Font
Starting with a 36-inch square sheet of copper, he used the ancient method of chasing and repousse to raise the dome and “chase” the flower pattern into the metal. The piece was done without a finish so that it will continue to patina naturally, changing color over time. The baptismal font is now on permanent display at the Mission.
Once he had the general shape, he unfolded the copper using a variety of tools. And finally, multiple layers of blue and green patinas were applied giving the piece a water-like look. Vist here for photos and video of it being built.
This large, fanciful copper birdbath can be found at Westfield Univerity Town Center in La Jolla, Calif.
Made from a single 4-foot by 4-foot piece of copper, it appears to change color as the sun moves throughout the day, reflecting many layers of color from oranges and reds to purples and blues.
For more information and to see photos of the birdbath being built, visit here.
“Perfect Union,” was originally designed for San Diego Botanic Garden as part of their 2013
Like all unions or relationships, you have to put in a certain amount of effort to make it work. At first you find two individual sculptures, each unique unto itself. But with a little effort, a single heart begins to take shape and the two sculptures become the “Perfect Union.”