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    Hammered Copper Shield Mirror

    This is another passion of mine along with sculpting.The process is an ancient one, called "Repouss'e". A french term that means to " push from behind"
    I also used a process called "Chasing," which to push from the front. It was all done with different size ball-peen hammers.

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    I always love handmade work. How long does it take you and what size is it? On a funny note, it's telling how good the work is on this site when my first reaction to the image was "that doesn't look very realistic, moving on...oh that's a photo!" Another good reason to not trust photo references!

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    Yes, this is a photo of the finished piece. It's about 34" in Diameter and aprox 2" thick. The copper is mounted on a round piece of plywood and is fastened to it with pyrimid shaped nails. It weighs about 15 lbs.
    It took me around 60 hours of hammering to make it, { luckily, I live in a industrial warehouse, so the noise didn't bother any one}. I put a ageing solution on it and let it oxidize, then went back with steel wool and removed it in stragic areas. I then shot it with clear lacquer, and siliconed in the beveled mirror.

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