What of the pleasures of doing craft shows is meeting new artists. Cathy Vaughn of Tracery 157 introduced herself, as we have Phoenix Handcraft as a friend in common. She came up from Richmond, VA with her copper art. Her booth caught my eye right away. Copper is a vehicle for orange in its most earthy beautiful forms. As additional pleasure, I learned a new word, Tracery:
The copper panels are a new direction, with botanical imprints leaving layered color and texture. The process can be guided, but there are surprises and happy accidents that motivate more experimentation.
Cathy Vaughn had purchased a 10×3 foot sheet of copper to divide up and test out, but she kept a bigger piece, 6×3 feet. She planned to cut up for a woven panel, but the botanical print revealed when she lifted the tarp was complete in itself. In person, the panels have a lovely glossy sheen from a coat of resin that protects the surface.
Check out more Designs in Copper at Tracery 157.