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It represents Venus, the planet and the goddess. It is the universal symbol for female. It is associated with Friday, the goddess Aphrodite and the country of Cyprus. It is copper.

Copper has remarkable properties and sensuous beauty, and so has been valued and worked by mankind for nearly 10,000 years. It has played many roles  – in tools, weaponry, items of worship, jewelry and the decorative arts. Since peoples’ first efforts to create objects that represent beauty, power, and a connection to the earth, copper has been a favorite material.

Copper’s relatives in the periodic table are silver and gold. Like them, it is highly malleable (able to be worked into different forms), highly ductile (conductive of heat and electricity) and is renowned for its beauty, with its lustrous reddish gold hue and tendency to patinate to a number of colors, and turn colors when heated.

Today the millions of miles of copper wire on our planet form a network that transmits much of the energy and knowledge of civilization. Copper pipe and tubing carry much of our water. On a more basic level, we still respond to its attractive and oddly changeable appearance.

Copper is an essential nutrient to all high plants and animals.  It is also a diminishing resource … with an estimated 61 years of supply left  (New Scientist, May 23, 2007).

Moon Waves – Abstract Metal Wall Art

Copper Art by Mark Malizia
Our designer Mark Malizia has been creating metal wall art for almost 30 years.  Keen observations of nature inspire this self-taught craft. Mark has held a relentless passion for fishing all his life. It has endured because he is not only drawn to the big catch, but the awe-inspiring beauty of the sea. He is fascinated by the interplay of light, movement and form found on the ocean. This is realized in the unique depths and finishes of Copper Art.


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New England Sea Village Metal Wall Art

"WOW, what a beautiful scene! Your website doesn't do it justice. It looks great behind our bar and adds such warmth to the area. We just love it." - Daniel O., New Lenox, IL on 22nd Jan 2011

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea.
~e.e. cummings

Our metal wall art looks great on large walls, where several pieces can be added to make a statement. More versatile than traditional art forms, metal wall art adds not only color and style, but dimension and light to wall spaces. Smaller walls or tight corners can also be decorated by hanging a smaller metal wall art item that can complement the metal wall sculpture on your statement wall. Since this art is not confined to a frame,  it offers more creative decorating options and can have more impact on your room than traditional wall coverings and art.

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Today we uploaded to our Facebook page a special collection of wooden and metal wall art turtles for all of you terrapin, tortoise or sea turtle enthusiasts. Click HERE to enjoy our favorite 15!

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Hand painted metal wall flowers

When you are displaying metal art on your wall, you will want to consider the shape of the wall as well as its size. You will also want to consider  lighting and angles so  the sculpture is attractive from various viewpoints in the room.

Two rules to keep in mind:

  1. Hang your wall art over a piece of furniture that is larger than the artwork.  If you hang a large picture over a small piece of furniture, then you will make the proportion of the furniture look a little off in your room.
  2. Make sure your painting is in proportion to your space. If you hang a small picture on a large wall, it will simply look lost and it will also throw off your room’s proportions.

Where to hang your wall art?
Generally five feet is considered a comfortable height. When you are using the five-foot guideline, it refers to the center of the piece of art. There are exceptions. In rooms where people tend to be sitting, you may want to hang your piece of art even lower on the wall.

While you can use wall art to inspire an entire room’s design, you can also use it to manipulate the size and shape of your room. For example, if you want the ceiling to appear taller than it actually is, you can orient your picture’s center lower than five feet, and if you want your ceiling to look lower, you can hang your pictures a littler higher on the wall. If you are creating this illusion, make sure that there is no furniture around your painting, because, the furniture will destroy the illusion that you are creating by reorienting your eye to the ceiling.

You can also hang a grouping of art to create an illusion of height or width. Hang your artwork vertically if you want your room to feel taller and hang them horizontally to create a more expansive feeling to your room.

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