Assorted types of metal leaf ranging from pure 24 karat gold to copper and aluminum are layered using oil gilding methods. Various acid washes are then applied to chemically oxidize these metals. The resulting patina produces all of the colors and textures seen, resulting in a visual experience that cannot be replicated by any other painting or printing process.
The are no paints, pigments or stains used on the images.
Each piece is completed with a contemporary water gilded frame. This harmonious union of gilded image and frame transcends the idea of gilding as a craft, redefining gilding as an art form unto itself.
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