Monday, October 24, 2011

Bronze Drip Letter Opener

This Letter-Opener was fashioned by a combination of accidental and purposeful means. During the casting of my piece entitled "Face Sheild" (seen below) some bronze was spilled onto the sand pit. This natural drip formation fits the ergonomics of the hand with an eerie ease. Left with an as-cast surface the handle is contrasted by the etched and polished brass blade. These features combine to give a perception of age and history. Akin to ancient tools- it holds a faux sense of mystical value.