Petroglyph #1, Ram


New Mexico is famous for its petroglyphs.  These pieces were made in reverse of my usual technique of pushing forward from the back.  I pushed back into the copper to simulate the chipping of rock to create the petroglyphs.  I came up with this idea as a solution to the problem of using some previously wrinkled copper.  All petroglyph pieces are wrapped around a piece of wood and require no framing.  This piece is 4" x 6." 

Please note that the visible color of the copper greatly depends on the light it is reflecting and will vary between photographs and during the course of the day.