18th century Italian candlestick with sculpture copper with aquamarine deposits and an aquamarine point on a natural-forming verdigris copper base. The candlestick artifact is originally from a church in Tuscany. It is hand-carved and hand-painted with evergreen and pale green pigments. The verdigris of the copper perfectly emulates the deep green color of the candlestick.
The sculptural copper creates its unique shape when molten copper is poured into water at 220 degrees Fahrenheit and soaked through a straw. The straw forms the shape and then burns away. The copper forms solidify in the cool water. The aquamarine deposits naturally formed in the copper sculpture over time.
The Italian church artifact and minerals are put together in a sculptural form - creating a piece that appears to have evolved together over time. Interpreting the past to create a piece entirely original, evolving in its own right.