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World Map by shanti1971 World Map by shanti1971
Bronze and copper
This piece is a large commission i did for Anglo American . It was intended as a map for blind people and the continents all have raised relief of mountains and other geological features . The moulds are available for casting in different mediums as you may see fit .
6000mm (W) x 2400mm (H)
medium dependant
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HanKai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Fantastic. Wonderful way to use different patinas. Good work!
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DarkDollArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
its fantastic
how long did you work on this?
and the colours are so beautiful:clap:
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shanti1971 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks the piece took five months to make , peace
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DarkDollArt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
its a masterpiece really:clap:
something to be shown in a townhall
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shanti1971 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much
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DarkDollArt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
welcome;-)
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Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly amazing! I can't believe you used acid reactions to create so many different shades of colours! Wonderful! :wow:
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Flurik Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
I think it is magnificent, I adore it!
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taika-kim Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The colours here are just mindboggling... The things you can do with chemical reactions!!

How is the patina protected, if this is intended to be touched a lot... Aren't many of the mixtures used at least mildly irritant or toxic?
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shanti1971 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hello there , the piece is above eye level - it was intended to be touched but the client became a little precious when they saw what i had made . Alot of the mixtures are mildly to extremely irritants , once the patinas had taken I washed the piece off over days with water , this water was collected and the chemicals seperated out as best as possible , once the chemiclas had been removed I used a two part epoxy paint to seal the piece . LOve your blacksmithing work , also try myself at beating metal - peace and love
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taika-kim Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah I see, makes sense.

And thanks for the kind comment!
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toniawezerijn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Very impressive work!
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jashawk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
please tell me that this is painted and someone this good at panination does not walk the earth. eather way this is beautiful... is it patinaed?
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shanti1971 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hi there , is used chemical and heat patination on this piece , the bronze elements i used heat patination as they are 5mm - 7mm thick , with the copper sheets ( the sea ) is used chemical patination , alot of the patterns that came about was from areas if different chemicals , acids meeting forming swirling areas , my impression of the sea , thanks for lovely comment .
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MicheleCobb Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
This is incredible work. So accurate and beautiful. When I first saw it I thought it must be enamelled (which is a love of mine), but I see it's chemical and heat treatments colouring it. Just brilliant :clap:
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shanti1971 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you , would love to learn enamelling one day myself. peace
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional
very nice work
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EvilInstinct Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
It fits its purpose well, and the execution is exceptional.
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javsthemute Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The fact that the colors are all natural is astounding. This is beautiful.
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emu-strutsi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student Interface Designer
I love the idea a lot. The shades of turquoise in the seas - absolutely amazing.
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KBStudio Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
This is amazing!
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Madelei Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
this is gorgeous! the blind people only get to experience half of its awesomeness!
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wookborm Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   Artisan Crafter
this is amazingly inspirational - and just amazing in general. are the colors from oxidation? or some sort of paint?
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shanti1971 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
The colours are all natural colours . I have used various acids and chemicals to 'age ' the piece , thank you for lovely comment
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elph Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
"The colours are all natural colours . I have used various acids and chemicals to 'age ' the piece..."

still leaving me a bit confused. so there is zero paint or dyes here? the colouring was done with chemical reactions and heat alone?

this is amazing, and quite inspiring. i pounded out a topographic map of the state i live in out of stainless 2 months ago for my sisters birthday, but nothing to compare to this! thanks so much for sharing.
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shanti1971 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
All the colours done with chemical reactions and heat - thanks for lovely comments
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wookborm Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010   Artisan Crafter
very impressive! thank you!
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NataliaVulpes Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
itīs intended to blind people yet itīs beautiful to look at
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shanti1971 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you
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