Shibuichi is an alloy made up of copper and silver. Australia’s Jill Hermans applies a thick oxide layer on the surface of the metal and heats it up. The resulting colors and textures are wonderful. Her use of repetitive shapes combined with vivid surface treatments makes for a lovely body of work.
“Sometimes I find that a simple pattern can be like an extremely catchy song. The pattern or configuration screams loudly in my head until all possibilities are explored and exhausted; one idea leading on from the other in a chain of possibilities.” Jill Hermans