Copper + 23k Earrings 'Iris'
The artist developed a specialized technique that combines hammered copper and is enhanced by 23K gold gilding to feature images of nature. Each piece is anodized to give a rich depth of hues.
- Copper, 23k gold leaf
- Gold-filled earwires
- Earring - 1 1/2" x 3/8"
- Artist information card
Metals and Jewelry Design, BFA 1975
Mary Ellen’s life as an artist is intertwined with her love of nature and wildlife. Her rural studio on Whidbey Island is surrounded by forests, gardens, fields and ponds. The salt water and snow-covered mountains of Puget Sound inspire her daily life.