Metal Wall Sculpture(ID: A95363)
The patinas are permanent, and can be hung out of doors. Any shiny brass parts or highlights will slowly tarnish over time like a brass doorknob, but the other colors should change little with age. Most of Bowman's patinas are achieved by applying chemicals in thin solution while heating the metal with an oxy-acetylene torch to catalyze the reaction between chemical and metal, and bring up the color. Many of the colors and effects come from a layering of different patinas.
Bowman's Wallpiece 10.09, like most of his wallpieces, can be hung any direction, on any wall. This piece incorporates a panel of foldformed copper, colored with heat. The piece is heated, folded, and unfolded many times to create its texture, and the red color is a product of the annealing heat. The black patina is formed of multiple layers and has undertones of green. The patinas in this piece are not recommended for outdoor use.