About the Art / Biography:
THE PROCESS OF ART ON COPPER
Gordon takes an image, usually from his photography, and then creates a mosaic pattern from the design. He then transfers the pattern to a piece of copper sheeting. Once this is done the copper is cut into pieces that can be fired with a torch. The type of enamel, translucent or opaque, and the color and the amount of heat determines the outcome of the firing. Once the pieces are fired, they are reassembled and mounted on a steel plate and framed.
The rock art is created by using a small hammer and a steel nail, one tap at a time. Primitive
Gordon hopes you enjoy his art and wishes you peace.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gordon was raised in Southern California in the Sixties. He grew up along the coast and spent much of his time enjoying the freedom of life at the beach. Since then he has experienced a wide variety of life’s experiences from college to being drafted into the army during Viet Nam, marriage, divorce, kids, and a near death experience in the jungles of Peru. He has worked in the movie industry doing special effects, a piano refinisher, a respiratory therapist and a counselor in a drug rehab. He has also been a fireman, the marketing director of The Homestead Resort, a laborer, a real estate agent and a sandal maker.
Gordon has been interested in art since he was a child. He took art classes in college and was later taught to work with copper and enamel by his ex-wife and friend, Lane. He enjoys incorporating the wonders of oceans and red rock canyons into his art work. He currently spends time near Canyonlands in Southern Utah.