copper, bronze, moonstones, liver of sulfur patina 6.3 x 6.9 x 1 cm 2018

This piece is the third attempt at my constellation designs (which started with experimenting with heating pop cans). The use of copper and patina gives Gemini a more refined look. This interactive desk piece allows the viewer to align the holes and create the illuminated stars of the constellation.

Gemini began with two sheets of copper. The front was textured with stamping and then die formed. Both pieces were then cut out with a jewelry saw. I cut, drilled, and soldered tubing in preparation for the stone settings. Moonstone was used for the settings, which is one of the birthstones of the Gemini zodiac. Holes were then drilled into the top piece, and the lines were sawed after. All the pieces were dipped in liver of sulfur patina before being assembled with tube rivets.