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Sweet Works ll
Sweet Works ll

Bronze, steel, patina 6"h x 5"w x 3"d

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Fitting In
Fitting In

Sterling silver, copper, mild steel, patina, gesso, Prisma Color pencil. 6"h x 13"w x 7"d

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Fatal Attraction
Fatal Attraction

Copper, sterling silver, patina, gesso, Prisma Color pencil.

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Fatal Attraction - Detail 2
Fatal Attraction - Detail 2

This is a closeup of the fly on the pitcher plant. It is fabricated from sterling silver. It is the size of a thumbnail.

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Fatal Attraction - Detail
Fatal Attraction - Detail

This is a close up of the leaves. They were "roll printed" with a real leaf, which only leaves an impression on the surface of the metal. The vein lines are then chased and the leaf formed with a nylon hammer.

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Fall
Fall

This was a very involved sculpture. The hornets nest was sculpted using a soft wax, for the lost wax method. I cast it in cast iron. There are 21 sterling silver hornets, 321 copper enameled leaves and a branch that is forged and fabricated from mild steel.

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Fall - Detail
Fall - Detail

Another view of the nest. The copper leaves are fabricated and enameled. They were then lightly sandblasted to matte the surface and hit with a soft flame of a torch to bring the color back.

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Fall-Detail
Fall-Detail

This closeup shows the detail of the hole in the hornets nest and the silver hornets. The hornets have rare earth magnets, so they can be moved anywhere on the nest or branch.

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Fatal Attraction ll
Fatal Attraction ll

Copper, sterling silver, mild steel, patina, gesso, Prisma color pencil. 11.50"h x 8"w x 4"d

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Dogtooth
Dogtooth

Copper, mild steel, patina, gesso, Prisma color pencil, glass. 3"h x 2.50"w x 2.50"d

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Fingersmith
Fingersmith

Bronze, copper, mild steel, patina. 4.50"h x 5.75"w x 5.75"d

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Companion
Companion

Sterling silver, copper, pewter, brass, patina, glass. 1.50"h x 1"w x 1"d

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Dragonfly Dialogue
Dragonfly Dialogue

Sterling silver, fine silver, bronze, copper, Prisma color pencil, mild steel, patina, glass (not shown in photo).

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Rivals
Rivals

Sterling silver, copper, mild steel, patina, glass.

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Discards
Discards

Copper, bronze, mild steel, patina, gesso, Prisma color pencil.

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Sweet Works l
Sweet Works l

Bronze, mild steel, bronzing powder, patina, wood, paint. 11”h x 11.50”w x 3.50”d

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Reinvention #5
Reinvention #5

This was a series of 13 pieces, depicting the life cycle from caterpillar egg to butterfly. On this piece, you see that the caterpillar has been eating and getting larger in size. Copper, pewter, sterling silver, brass, patina, gesso, Prisma color pencil.

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Reinvention #7
Reinvention #7

The caterpillar has attached to the branch to start it's process. Pewter, sterling silver, patina, gesso, Prisma color pencil.

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Reinvention #8
Reinvention #8

The caterpillar builds a case around itself through hardening its outer structure. Pewter, sterling silver, patina, gesso, Prisma Color pencil.

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Reinvention #9
Reinvention #9

A transformation taking place. Pewter, sterling silver, patina, gesso, Prisma color pencil.

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Reinvention #11
Reinvention #11

Finally the butterfly starts the process of emerging from its chrysalis. Pewter, sterling silver, patina, gesso, Prisma color pencil.

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Reinvention #12
Reinvention #12

After emerging, the wings expand, unveiling a beautiful new "reinvention". This is the underwings of the Blue Morpho. Pewter, sterling silver, patina, gesso, Prisma color pencil

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Reinvention #13
Reinvention #13

Viewing the Blue Morpho from the top. Pewter, sterling silver, patina, gesso, Prisma color pencil.

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Sherri Jaudes