Copper Helix Set
Note: Due to its recycled nature, color can vary.
Availability: In stock
Note: Due to its recycled nature, color can vary. These forms were cut from and inspired by the naturally patinated copper roof of the architecturally historic Unitarian Meeting House in Madison, Wisconsin. In approximately 1999 a portion of this architectural masterpiece was being re-roofed, the copper sheets being trucked off for scrap. I was able to purchase large quantities of this material to create sculptural works as well as a limited edition line of jewelry. In addition to the natural beauty of the patinated copper, the material itself is historically and culturally significant. The copper forms are wrapped in sterling silver and adorned with freshwater pearls. A portion of all proceeds is donated to help house the homeless and foster hope for the future. In this act of giving we partake in a kind of social poetry whereby the removal and transformation of one roof serves to place a roof over the heads of people in need. I believe it is in this spirit of embracing both beauty and responsibility that an artist’s work has the power to not only adorn and delight, but to be a catalyst for positive change in the world. At least that is my hope.