The forms for the LeDanse Copper Silver Suite were cut from and inspired by the naturally patinated copper roof of the architecturally historic Unitarian Meeting House in Madison, Wisconsin.
In 1993 this architectural masterpiece was being re-roofed, the cooper being trucked off for scrap. I was able to purchase large quantities of this material. Since then I have used the copper to create sculptural works as well as an ever evolving earring and pendant line. In addition to recycling the natural beauty of the patinated copper, the material itself is historically and culturally significant. The copper forms are wrapped in sterling silver; most designs are adorned with pearls.