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12.000,00 incl.VATVAT on margin included according to article 297-A of the French General Tax Code

Copper sculpture chiseled and patinated by Roland Daraspe, coppersmith of art. The artist worked extensively on a copper plate with a hammer to define the curves and decorative carving of this unique piece, whose fracture evokes the Colorado River that flows below the Grand Cayon.

Length : 7.87 in / 20 cm

Height : 9.84 in / 25 cm

Width : 7.87 in / 20 cm

Weigth : 2.2 lb / 1 kg

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Category : Works of art, Sculptures

Artist : Roland Daraspe

Materials: Chiseled and patinated copper

Manufacture: “For this “Route 258” copper piece, I wanted to make a rib. I like the fracture side, clean aspect, river that flows in the bottom of the canyon. I started by doing the whole shrinkage of my piece. This one being empty I could only smash it roughly from the outside to the inside and from the inside to the outside. Then to refine the work I annealed it and filled it with wax. In goldsmithing (the work of silver) as in brassware (the work of copper) the work of the sheet is the same, only the material changes. Once my piece is filled with wax, it holds, it is compact, I can at this time refine the rough work of preparation. I wanted to marry curves and different hammering. Once you have started to do a certain hammering, define a certain curve, you have to continue and make the work harmonious. In addition to the shrinking work, which required a lot of hammer blows, the decorative carving still required thousands, with more or less strong strikes and different hammer failures.” Roland Daraspe

Edition: Unique piece

Guarantee: Signed and delivered with a certificate of authenticity



Roland Daraspe, silversmith and Master of Art, was born in 1950. He lives and works near Bordeaux. Boilermaker by training, then aeronautical mechanic, glassmaker with an American artist, and finally goldsmith! Roland Daraspe made jewelry and then continued with metal since he had originally learned this technique. Then there was natural evolution, constantly challenged. The uncertainty of creation, but the certainty of being … In 1992, a fifteen-year retrospective of his work was presented by Jacqueline du Pasquier, chief curator, at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Bordeaux. This recognition increased his motivation tenfold and the increasingly demanding orders that followed spurred his imagination, forced him to constantly push back his limits, to strive for more research and achievement. The same museum crowns the work of maturity in 2008. Numerous prizes and reception at the Academy of Sciences, Belles Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux punctuate the career that his peers have recognized as that of a contemporary artist. Now we recognize his style – a balance between momentum, lightness, and strong evidence. Something rather timeless, too, without his consciously seeking it out.