Flying Gulls are a beautiful migration of the gulls soaring over beaches right into the home to perfectly perch above a couch, TV, window, table, bed, desk, or absolutely anywhere—even in a bookshelf as a break between your favorite novels. These delightful matte black Flying Gulls can be festooned through a room, arranged in a flock, or hung solo to mimic a single bird’s flight path, using the built-in keyhole.
Made by a husband and wife duo D. and Kendall in their garage studio, these copper sea life creatures will bring your walls to life. D. and Kendall begin with a heavy 16 ounce (per square foot) sheet of copper that is custom manufactured by Revere Copper to an extreme measure of purity and demanding specifications.
A copper wire is brazed on the back of each wall hanging piece for easy attachment to a small nail or picture hanger. If hanging outdoors, we recommend you do so in a wind protected area or bring the piece indoors during episodes of high winds.
The green patina (verdigris) on parts or all of some pieces is what occurs over time to unprotected copper exposed to the elements and is the reason copper implements thousands of years old are still being found in reasonably good condition.
On some of their pieces, D. and Kendall accelerate this process by brushing on an acid solution, exposing it to a fine water mist until the patina forms, and then blowing off any clear coated areas with compressed air to prevent water spots.
Perkins Cove Drawbridge Art Print took lave in Ogunquit, ME. The versatile 8" x 10" size looks sharp as an accent piece or in a grouping. The colors are bold and striking with a solid ink coverage reminiscent of silk-screen printing.
About the artist: Alan Claude greatly admires the American realist painter Edward Hopper because of his brilliant use of light and shadow, along with stark empty spaces. Other influences were early 20th century poster artists and pop artist Robert Indiana. In August 2004, Alan and his wife Erin visited with him at his Vinyl Haven island home. Robert Indiana gave them a private tour of his works and discussed art and life. The visit inspired Alan Claude to search further to find his own “voice” or style in art. Alan works in various mediums including pen & ink, photography, and digital illustration.