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  • Amy Hitt on Mar 6, 2016

    5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect. As described. Mailed the next day & speedy delivery.

  • Amy Hitt on Mar 6, 2016

    5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect. As described. Mailed the next day & speedy delivery.

  • Amy Hitt on Mar 6, 2016

    5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect. As described. Mailed the next day & speedy delivery.

  • mjgs43 on Dec 15, 2015

    5 out of 5 stars

    See review for Orogenesis XI

  • mjgs43 on Dec 15, 2015

    5 out of 5 stars

    Lovely artwork! The colors and texture first bring to mind a walk among tide pools at the beach and then transport me to cloud formations at sunset. I bought two, one for our house in Guatemala and the other for a friend. One will look beautiful by itself though two or three together could make an intriguing composition. After hanging one, I will decide if they look so good together that I won’t give up the second after all.

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Studies in Orogenesis

For more about my work, please visit www.altonfalcone.com.

"Orogeny refers to forces and events leading to a large structural deformation of the Earth's lithosphere (crust and uppermost mantle) due to the interaction between tectonic plates. Orogens or orogenic belts develop when a continental plate is crumpled and is pushed upwards to form mountain ranges, and involve a great range of geological processes collectively called orogenesis. The word "orogeny" comes from the Greek (oros for "mountain" plus genesis for "creation" or "origin"), and it is the primary mechanism by which mountains are built on continents."*

This series features a process that I developed through extensive experimentation during my MFA program at Stony Brook University. I emboss wire into a sheet of copper which results in an unexpected placement of flowing lines. I then emboss (hammer) the 'mountains' in relationship to these 'rivers' for the basic relief effect. Finally, I use a patina (Miracle-Gro, non-toxic and safe) for the aging effect.

Small (.5") aluminium cleats on the back allow them to hover gracefully on the wall which in term magnifies their relief. I attach the cleats using two different adhesives.

Each is a unique work of art.

I once made small relief sculptures for my art gallery in San Gimignano, Italy. They depicted the city's architecture. I modeled them in wax and cast them in plaster. These copper relief sculptures represent their nostalgic return in a different form.

*Note: text quoted from Wikipedia

My current source for copper may be found here:
http://www.ebay.com/usr/basiccopper?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

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