Purple Fade: Weather Vessel Update 1

It’s been almost a month since I created the experiment, Weather Vessel, to watch the effects the outdoors would have on various colored wire crochet work.


I had high hopes the color would last for at least 6 months or so before there was   fading. Unfortunately, some changes are quite noticeable already! The Dark Purple colored aluminum has already faded to a lovely lavender. In another month I expect it to be completely silver.


The warm burgundy base rows of the vessel were once a bright magenta colored copper wire. The areas the original magenta color chipped off and are now bare copper did patina a dark brown as expected. Now I’m curious as to how long it will be before it turns green.


So far it looks like the other colors are holding up well. I’m watching that row of brown colored copper wire closely as it looks like it may be the next one to fade away.

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http://studiodeanna.com Welcome! I’m Deanna, a metals & fiber artist creating sculptures and wall art installations. My work is very tactile, 2D & 3D textiles and often takes organic forms inspired by our natural planet. My international experiences have provided the opportunity to swim in the gorgeous tropical waters around Hawai’i, hiking in the rainforests of Far North Queensland, and the breathtaking beauty in Africa. Utilizing my custom-made steel tools, my favorite pieces to create are large-gauge wire crochet sculptures. My meticulously handcrafted designs will enrich your office, home, and outdoor living spaces. Currently I am dividing my time between the Tokyo Bay Area and Hawai’i and am open for commission art works.

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