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A one piece copper sculpture of a flounder. The unique flounder deserves to be celebrated for being the traditional king of the shallow inshore waters of North Carolina. Overall size "8 x 12".  Copper is heated with a propane torch and becomes soft and pliable. I use a collection of implements to cut and punch holes and lines in it and hammer it into shape on an anvil. Color variation is achieved by applying heat in different amounts to different areas. As you bend and manipulate it, it becomes more firm. It's an interesting metallurgical operation and quite fun. I sealed it with a coat of laquer and attached it to a smooth-sanded reclaimed poplar barnwood.

Flounder in Copper by JK Christian

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