Inside is often more interesting than out as one does not always want to show that we are indeed attractive. Urchins (erizo de) give an appearance to avoid attention, but inside in something very different, so turn it over and enjoy what’s hidden inside.
Inspired by sea creatures modern and prehistoric, that might be found in the strata off the Sussex coast in southern England. Once the shape has become what it wanted to be the copper was cleaned then an organic patina as applied using a fume bath of ammonia and table salt, with a considered application of Cornish sea salt, English Mustard and chili sauce.
Made from the 0.55mm copper sheet using fold-forming, sinking and raising hammering techniques. The shape was created by an amalgamation of the techniques applied by the artist and the resulting shapes that could be persuaded from the metal when it was hand-manipulated.