Vulcan
Mountainesque Series
Photo Credit ~ Daniel Krucoff

Another in my Mountainesque Series. The stone is a pyramid shape, Sonoran Sunrise, that I purchased from Gary B Wilson last year at the Denver Gem & Mineral Show. I really loved the ‘scene’ in this one. It reminds me of a lava flow, right after the volcano has erupted. The churning, the flares of the lava as it flows over everything in its path.  Powerful.

This presented a photographic challenge for Dan because of the depth of the stone and its shape. I hope you can see the scene that I replicated in the overlay of this setting to compliment and emphasize the drama I see in the stone.

Why call this one Vulcan? Well, no matter what direction my thoughts went, I kept coming back to the name and its relationship to volcanoes. I actually found an interesting commentary on University Today that discussed the mythology about the Mediterranian Island, Volcano.  After reading that, I thought it fit for me and decided on Vulcan for the title of this piece.

I used Sterling Silver for the back plate and shaped overlay component in this setting.  The piece was oxidized with liver of sulphur; my design called for the removal of the oxidation from the overlay to further emphasize the shape and depth.

Time to get back to my bench and work on more in this series…I have 5 more designs in this series waiting for me to get busy!

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

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