Copper was the first metal to be manipulated by humans. The Copper Age, named after the element, was the first phase of the Metal Age, a period of human history roughly 6,000 years ago which catalyzed the transition from prehistory to protohistory. Being a ductile and conductive material, copper is often used for electronic components and wiring today. It is also present in more biological environments, such as the ashes of seaweeds, in many sea corals, in the human liver, and in many mollusks and arthropods.
In order to create these abstract forms, molten copper at 2200° F is poured over water-soaked straw. Due to the high temperature, the straw burns away as the water cools and solidifies the element into these unique shapes. Whether displayed as a showpiece on a bookshelf, décor upon a desk, or the centerpiece of a coffee table, these scientific sculptures are a one-of-a-kind conversation piece that is sure to catch the attention of anyone who comes across it.
Dimensions: Small ~3"L x 2"W x 1"H, Approx. 2oz
Medium ~6"L x 5"W x 3"H, Approx. 3Lbs
Large ~7"L x 5"W x 8"H, Approx. 4Lbs
Origin: Keweenaw Peninsula Michigan, USA
Composition: Copper, Cu
Shipping Restrictions: None.
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- Made/Assembled in USA
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