Slab Vase - Tricolor
Created by David M Bowman and Reed C Bowman
Showcasing a more painterly use of the artists' patinas, tricolor slab vases work singly or in groups as their own artistic statement, but they are also ideal vessels for large and mid-sized flower displays, with enough heft (especially when full of water) to support tall arrangements. The vase's smooth curvature, hand formed from heavy brass sheet, is set off by edges intricately textured with flowed bronze, creating a different look from different angles. The color is a patina applied by heating the metal while brushing on solutions which react with the brass. Three layers of different compounds create the different colors, all with the depth of color found in naturally occurring patinas.