Medium: Patinated copper, 950-silver and gold plated filaments
Dimensions: 21 inches in length
Emiliano Céliz is one of the finest silversmiths in South America. Residing in the San Martin de los Andes of Patagonia, he takes as his inspiration the splendor of his natural surroundings, incorporating the forms found in the beautiful lakes and the exquisite landscapes of the region into his work. His decorative artworks are wrought from a single plate of metal, a technique mastered by only a few artists in the world.
Evocative of primitive life in ancient seas, this tabletop sculpture is forged from copper, chased and pressed, or repusée, and then burnished. From its interior explodes a plume of sterling silver filaments, some of which are plated in gold.