Aphrodite’s Rapture


Eastern repousse, kum boo, and Vertebrate chain necklace
22K, 24K Gold, Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, Dolomite
© 2009, Victoria Lansford

​Learn more about the Techniques and Materials in this one-of-a-kind piece.​

3-1/4 wide x 3-3/4″ long x 1/2″ deep”, chain adjustable to 18″ long

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.

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