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Yellow Heart on Green
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Yellow Heart on Green

Metal Wall Art

Created by Jon Michael Route
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This vivid wall sculpture was created using a variety of metal-working techniques, including soldering, cutting, forming, stamping and use of a hydraulic press. It is crafted using copper and brass which have been treated with a heat patina for coloration, and protected with a lacquer finish. The metal is mounted on a plywood backing, with all necessary hardware included for easy hanging.

Each piece is unique. Colors may vary, due to the hand-made nature of this piece.
Dimensions: 6.0in H x 6.0in W x 1.0in D
This piece ships on or before: Mon, Nov 3, 2014
Shipping charge (based on items in My Basket): $16.00
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About this Artist

Jon Michael Route

"I have been in love with metal, metal tools, the processes of metalsmithing, and nearly anything and everything to do with this corner of the periodic table for over 35 years. The smell of a coal forge, the slight give under the hammer of annealed copper, the visually seductive rippled surface of planished silver--I admit it, I'm a romantic."

For Jon Michael Route, art is not just about having technical knowledge of the material (for example, understanding the malleability or tensile strength of an alloy); it is also about the physical relationship and personal affinity the artist develops with the material.

Jon Michael Route enjoys the directness of the hot patina process. The metal has to be within a specific temperature window for the patina to take effect. With a large, flaming torch in one hand and a sponge or a brush in the other, Route has to pay close attention to subtle temperature changes. He uses several different metals to take advantage of their physical characteristics and complementary colors.

With an M.F.A. in metalsmithing, work experience as a bench jeweler and metal tradesman, two stints as an adjunct professor, and nearly 30 years as an independent metal studio artist, it is obvious that Jon Micheal Route is passionate about art and metal. He regularly exhibits at some of the most prestigious art and craft shows around the US and is a four-time past juror for the American Craft Council.

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