'Bottle' object #3

'Bottle' object #3

Regular price $4,700.00 Sale

Bottles 
2023
brass, bronze
8cm diameter x 23cm tall

With a selective library of forms – tri-legged, squat or tall vessels; solid, chunky, chains, ‘blobs’ reminiscent of fungi, stones – Peter brings decades of technical mastery and intuition to bear, making each new work entirely unique. Sometimes painstakingly building up a complex internal structure through which a molten metal outer skin will flow, sometimes working directly with prepared moulds, he results of these lost wax castings reveal the characteristics of metal in an entirely fresh way.

Gold, bronze, silver, copper, brass, zinc and more are poured together or consecutively, occasionally pushing beyond the physical limits of a particular metal. The unpredictability is key; happy accidents in the forms of cracks and holes may be left as is or treated with a subsequent cast. The way these alloys interact – the topographies, rivers, deltas and deserts that appear like miniature continents being born in a moment – have made Bauhuis one of the most innovative and respected metalsmiths in the world.