Woven recycled copper creates a feeling of free movement. It looks as if it could wave in the breeze, much like the flag we fly proudly today.
The copper strips have been aging and acquiring character in the corner of the shop. They each tell their own stories about some past project; a custom order, a set of lights that traveled cross-country, a piece of art that mimicked our desert colors for a colder climate somewhere.
This piece was rolled up in the “boneyard” and came to life with a cool spray from the hose. With all of the projects going on in the shop this summer, there will be some interesting strips to add to the pile soon.
Woven recycled copper square
The square is a simple form of “The Weave”. You can read more about that HERE. You can see the golds and reds of the copper that deepen with time. The deep umber of the hammered texture resembles shadows in the canyons. Mike gave each “weave” a gentle curve that creates motion. You will appreciate this movement when you hang this copper art on your wall.
Recycled copper is a true thing of beauty. It has so many different colors and textures hidden in its body. Copper is a living thing, and as a result, time turns it to new works of art . . . over and over again. There are age-old and new techniques for bringing out copper’s beauty. Combining them allows an artist to be forever curious.
Use Recycled Copper in Your Home
Your design possibilities are endless with copper in your home. Use it in it’s practical form with lighting or counter tops. Shop for a vintage pan or vase. With this weaving technique, there are so many curious variations that can be achieved. I’m anxious to see what Mike comes up with next.