Tui Slater Conceptual Artist

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Wall Art Copper/tin dresses

 

Wall Art - copper and galvanized dresses
Galvanized dress detail
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Art Form Wall Art
Theme Black singlets
Materials Galvanised metal, copper, tin solder
Size H 18cm to 26cm approx

Kiwiana metal fashioned attire du jour: Delicate and gusty. Decorative, debonair or democratic?

The galvanised iron is from scrap yards, friends' building projects, etc.

Lots of elbow grease and spit and polish - all in a day's work - fitting as I comment on equal rights and opportunities in the domestic home.

Some of the copper dresses here came out of a copper basket that had a base soldered on the bottom. Most of the basket was lacquered, except for the very bottom part separated by the base. I pulled offf the base ring exposing the solder, which I then beat down on my anvil to produce the effects you see on these piece. Other copper is from old washing coppers -often mellowed with age - which I like to work in regards to the final finish.

 


 
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