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Copper, Brass, and Patina

Cassidy Watt

About The Artist

Cassidy Watt’s manipulation of metals combines a variety of techniques.  It begins with an experimental phase, as the medium – copper or brass – reveals its resistance or obeisance to various applications of patina, torch or hammer.  Mr. Watt employs formulas developed through experimentation as well as by accident to apply chemical fuming, resist processing and acid pickling to the metal.  Scourged, scorched and scarified, the various results can be juxtaposed into a vertical totem form to create confrontations of reaction and resolution.   As totems, this stacking of texture, colors and tone invokes the complexity of emotional language.

The alchemy of Mr. Watt’s aesthetic finds its origin in the industrial city of his youth, which transects the high desert mountains of his chosen adult life.  His metalwork twists and interlaces like the Brooklyn Bridge, but is then weathered by caustic forces reminiscent of the New Mexican sun.</p><p>His Remnants totem series is created by combining orphan pieces until the disparate parts yield a conversational whole, a living history.  As Mr. Watt explains, “Metal yields, but it also endures, allowing each piece to tell its unique story.”

At la Quinta Art celebration 2024, i plan to introduce new single patina totems. i am very excited to share these because the viewer really becomes immersed in color, tone, and texture i have created apeealling to both new customers and collectors alike. Even though they stand on their own my vision is to place them within groupings of the remenant totems creation juxtaposition and assymmetry. These single patina totems will also be a vehicle to share some of my never before seen patinas i will be unveiling in March.

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  • Feb 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – Mar 03, 2024, 5:00 PM
    La Quinta Civic Center, 78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253, USA
    Jury-selected, world-class artists from across the nation and globe exhibiting their original artworks. Stunning La Quinta Civic Center venue, enthusiastic art patrons, best in class artists, unsurpassed community support and event staff who are committed to providing a VIP experience.

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