Marks and Remarks
Food for the Mind and Eye

No. 0037, March 14, 2015

DEPT. OF SUPERSYMMETRY


Native Copper

     Copper, like silver and gold to which it is atomically related, is often found in nature in its metallic form but while gold glitters brightly and silver is usually tarnished, metallic copper is heavily oxidized which gives it a deep black surface with coppery glints here and there. Gold nuggets come in a variety of shapes but are generally lumpy. Silver tends to be stringy and wiry. Of the three, copper comes in the most interesting shapes: sort of like beaded lace.

     Inspired by a particularly spectacular piece of native copper (to be found at the Smithsonian in DC) I concocted some kaleidographic fancies using it as the motif. Herewith four of them. Prickles likes them. "I do?" she is incredulous. Yes you do. "How can you be so sure?" she asks. I can tell by the way your nose twitches. "Nonsense," she says. She likes them.




Copyright 2015 by S. W. Paul Wyszkowski



Copyright 2015 by S. W. Paul Wyszkowski



Copyright 2015 by S. W. Paul Wyszkowski



Copyright 2015 by S. W. Paul Wyszkowski



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