Friday, February 9, 2007

Little copper vase

It's a simple handmade copper vase 6 inches high, made by a village artisan in Mexico. My daughter gave it to me years ago, and I keep it on my bedside table. This afternoon I was looking at it, and saw all the different patinas that have developed. In spots, it is starting to develop a beautiful copper turquoise the exact shade as one of my pastels. Those tiny spots are like a peephole into some other world.

Pastels on Tiziano cream, 120x130 mm (about 4.75x5 inches)