Poppies have been one of my favorite flowers for a while now. Once upon a time, someone told me that I was interested in flowers with lots of layers and bright colors, like roses. They were right. I love roses (although I don't really like the aesthetics of their bushes), poppies, peonies, etc. In 2005, I took a raising class at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. One of the projects was to make a copper bowl that we would patina. I decided to make 3 nesting bowls, and see how small I could work.
Originally, I riveted the bowl onto a rather squat base, which looked better in my mind than it did in reality. The patina was supposed to be a vivid green/blue, but turned out to be brown with blue splotches. I was pretty unhappy with the end result (although I do kind of like the patina now looking back on it.)...
June of 2006, I was invited to participate in a Post-Baccalaureate exhibition, exhibiting the work I had made that year. Prior to the exhibition, I decided to make a few drastic changes to my Poppy sculpture. I built a longer stem for it, to emulate a flower stem better, and changed the patina to a black one, using Liver of Sulphur.
"Poppy" can be found in my Etsy Shop.