A coat of many colours
An art to the science. Until now the bronze has had a slight pink colour and it’s here that I decide on its ‘complexion’ for all time. A base ‘liver’ colour is applied to the metal, like a base coat. The creative process now begins and it’s here, working closely with the patinator, that I make decisions on the colour of the final bronze. The patina is made by mixing chemicals and occasionally acids, then adding them to the bronze with heat. This causes a reaction with the metal & produces whatever colour I’m trying to achieve. Once done, if precious gems or tattoos are to be attached, I do so at this stage. Because of the individual nature of these treatments for reach bronze, even those in a limited edition will differ from each other, making each creation subtly unique.