This is a work inspired by the squashed metal pieces that I love...(see Material Matters 3 posted below). Tin has been bent, folded, hammered, stamped, trod upon etc to achieve this effect. It is then patinaed with silver black and polished so the black stays in the recesses. I am fiddling around with hanging these on silk which would be reminiscent of old armor (specifically Japanese). Today it hangs from a 16" grey cable neck wire - a little more contemporary. These ideas are also being pursued in bronze and copper which will have a wider variety of patina options.