About Copper Phoenix Art Sculpture

The focus of this page is three-dimensional copper sculpture. Everything I create by hand using some very old tech-equipment and techniques. The pieces are brought to life by employing Chasing and Repousse -- which is also akin to metal embossing.  Essentially it is creating 3D sculptures from flat sheet metal, and is composed of lengthy hammering process that achieves effects like low to high relief sculpture, or, leads to fully three-dimensional sculpture artworks. Often larger pieces have inner yet unseen frames that give the metal more strength. The Statue of Liberty was created using a similar system. I do things in a much, much smaller scale, while using foundational processes coupled with some of my own; and always, as a matter of course, be it large or small, subtly detailed or intensively detailed, strive to make each piece as beautiful and lasting as possible. 

 

I seal each sculpture with an enamel clear coat finish. This protects the copper and keeps it from oxidizing and developing a patina over lengths of time.  The same is true for wall hanging sculpture. With fountains on the other hand, the water becomes a catalyst and as it removes the finish, a beautiful patina evolves primarily where the water resides and flows. A concept suited for copper that I am working on expanding is combining the sculpture into fountain's but with the sculpture more isolated so the sealed copper can retain it's original luster and colors while the water fountain evolves a patina - both blending the worlds of form and function for unique looks and contrasts. Great examples are the Phoenix Bird Waterfall and the Fairy Fountain, but much more can be done in this mode too. (The option is also available to have sculptures left unsealed so they will naturally oxidize on their own too. 

Multiple view points of most artworks are showcased.  You will also find a few examples of fully realized 3D sculpture set in fountains on other pages in the website too, and more semi-3D works can be seen on the Wall Art and Decor Page.

 

(This page, and website is currently being edited overtime. Please visit the Online Stores for more information or contact me with any questions. Thanks!)

Copper Palm Tree Top Sculptures with Patina Finish 1_edited
Copper Palm Tree Top Sculptures with Patina Finish 1_edited
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Copper Palm Tree Sculptures
Copper Palm Tree Sculptures
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Copper Palm Tree Fronds
Copper Palm Tree Fronds
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Copper Tree Sculpture 1  (960x1280)
Copper Tree Sculpture 1 (960x1280)
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Copper Rain Tree Fountain Sculpture 2
Copper Rain Tree Fountain Sculpture 2
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Copper Rain Tree Sculpture Fountain 1 (1022x1280)
Copper Rain Tree Sculpture Fountain 1 (1022x1280)
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Copper Tree Sculpture 1
Copper Tree Sculpture 1
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Copper Tree Sculpture 2
Copper Tree Sculpture 2
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Copper Tree Sculpture 4
Copper Tree Sculpture 4
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Copper Tree Sculpture 3
Copper Tree Sculpture 3
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bonsai_temple_fountain_1
bonsai_temple_fountain_1
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Viking Longship Copper Fountain and Sculpture 1b
Viking Longship Copper Fountain and Sculpture 1b
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Copper Tiger Wall Hanging Sculpture Art 6
Copper Tiger Wall Hanging Sculpture Art 6
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Copper Tiger Wall Hanging Art Sculpture Embossed 2
Copper Tiger Wall Hanging Art Sculpture Embossed 2
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Copper Tiger Sculpture Wall Art Hanging Embossed 4
Copper Tiger Sculpture Wall Art Hanging Embossed 4
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Copper Tuna Fish Sculpture 1
Copper Tuna Fish Sculpture 1
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Copper Tuna Fish Sculpture 3
Copper Tuna Fish Sculpture 3
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Copper Tuna Fish Sculpture 2
Copper Tuna Fish Sculpture 2
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Copper Tiger Wall Hanging Sculpture Art Emboss 1 (1053x1280)
Copper Tiger Wall Hanging Sculpture Art Emboss 1 (1053x1280)
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Copper Dragonfly Sculpture 1
Copper Dragonfly Sculpture 1
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palm_tree_canoe_fountain
palm_tree_canoe_fountain
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Great White Shark and Bluefin Tuna Sculpture and Fountain 14
Great White Shark and Bluefin Tuna Sculpture and Fountain 14
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Great White shark and Tuna Fish Fountains 3
Great White shark and Tuna Fish Fountains 3
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Great White Shark and Tuna Fish Fountains resize2
Great White Shark and Tuna Fish Fountains resize2
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Great White Shark and Tuna Fish Fountain 2
Great White Shark and Tuna Fish Fountain 2
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Copper 3D Horse  Sculptures
Copper 3D Horse Sculptures
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Copper Stallion Sculpture 1
Copper Stallion Sculpture 1
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Copper Salmon Sculpture 1
Copper Salmon Sculpture 1
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3D COPPER KOI SCULTURE highres
3D COPPER KOI SCULTURE highres
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3D Copper Piggy Bank
3D Copper Piggy Bank
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Two Swimming Salmon Fish Copper Sculpture 2
Two Swimming Salmon Fish Copper Sculpture 2
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Two Salmon Fish Swimming Copper Sculpture 3
Two Salmon Fish Swimming Copper Sculpture 3
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Two Copper Salmon Swmming Sculpture 4
Two Copper Salmon Swmming Sculpture 4
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Copper Koi Fish Sculpture 9
Copper Koi Fish Sculpture 9
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Copper Koi Fish Sculpture 6
Copper Koi Fish Sculpture 6
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Copper Koi Fish Sculpture 8
Copper Koi Fish Sculpture 8
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DSCF5307
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Copper Angel Fish Kelp Fan Coral Sculpture 1  (1280x1153)
Copper Angel Fish Kelp Fan Coral Sculpture 1 (1280x1153)
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