This one-of-a-kind vessel was the star of my senior thesis show, Symbiosis; a reflection on humanity’s relationship with nature. The base was raised from flat copper sheet, and the enameled in several layers to add depth of color by overfiring the enamels. Each leaf skeleton was hand-pierced using a jeweler’s saw, each piece taking somewhere around 15-18 hours. In total, this vessel has at least 80-100 hours of work, not including the time spent conceptualizing and sketching the components. The whole vessel was then electroformed for added texture on the leaves.
This is a very special piece and should be kept somewhere with minimal foot traffic. It is sturdy enough to be handled, but the enamel (glass) is breakable.
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