High relief Eastern repoussé and Roman chain necklace
Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, 18k accents, Biwa and Freshwater Pearl
9-1/2″ long x 3-7/8″ wide x 1/2″ deep
© 1998, V. Lansford; Sold.
The topography in my repoussé work (hammered relief from a single sheet of metal) is the aesthetic result of pushing the technique farther and higher. Ever obsessed with pyramidal shapes, in the late 1990’s I began experimenting with creating relief shapes on top of the relief, something seemingly few artists have attempted. When asked which is my favorite technique, I usually reply that it’s whatever technique I’m working in at the time, but I must admit there is really nothing more satisfying than hammering out these surfaces.