Poppy, 2006

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.

Poppy, 2005

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, 2006

"Poppy" can be found in my Etsy Shop.



  1. i love poppies too! they are so cheerful, but also sexy. congrats on the *carrotbox* feature this week, btw! that was awesome to see and think, "I know her"!

    Happy Sunday!

  2. Thank you Tay! I love poppies...I think it's because of all the intrigue in their layers and colors :)


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