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Coppernail Sculptures
Artist:          Ed Defensor
Title:            Folk Dancer Atop Dance Lantern VII
Medium:     Copper Nails, Wood
Size:            64 x 26 x 18
                   (Sculpture & Pedestal)
Year:           1998
Collection:   Ms. C. Padolina
                    Metro Manila, Philippines

Folk Dancer Atop...  (Detail)
46 x 38 x 41 cm.
    Coppernail Sculptures are actually sculptures first carved out of wood and then covered and nailed in all over with copper nails.
    I first saw these materials in a hardware.  I was attracted to its beauty and texture but felt sad in that its only use was as nails for boats since they do not rust.
    I decided to experiment with these materials and came up with these artworks.
Artist:              Ed Defensor
Title:                Dancer Atop Dance Lantern VI
Medium:         Copper Nails, Wood
Size:                56 x 14 x 12
                       (Sculpture & Pedestal)
Year:               1998
Collection:      The Ed Defensor Wing
                        University of the Philippines
                            in the Visayas
                        Art Gallery
            

Artist:          Ed Defensor
Title:           Dancer Atop Dance Lantern VI (Detail)