The art of chemistry: Javiers trade

Hi Art Friends:

Javier here.  I just would like to introduce you to my real trade.  My medium.  It is not ceramics, it is not paint, it is not sculpture.  Yes, it is really chemistry.  Chemistry and metals.  Usually on copper.  Most times just producing and fixing a patina.  Some other times the piece calls for mica micro-crystals, enamels or natural element pigments.  Even powdered metals and lava are a fair game.  It is truly a collaboration with Nature.  My studio looks like a laboratory more than a fine craft studio.  Jars and metal pieces, binders, reactive solutions, stabilizers and fixing agents.  And at home, saws, clamps, support and framing materials. The process for me is both nature spontaneity and technical. Just take a pic of ArtLofts Studio 209.

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