Enamel on copper
Visual art is well known to engender emotional sensation, and artists are often exhorted to “make the viewer feel something.” The enamelist has that same capacity, albeit with challenges. Here the primary purple hue can bring calm and introspection, even a gloomy mood. Psychologists claim purple can open a vast realm of dreams, imagination, psychic ability, spiritual enlightenment, and focus on the future. Here the highlights of mauve and teal relieve any gloomy mood, and can suggest hope in that future.
In a little hotplate on the kitchen table at age 12, Paula Sinclair learned to fuse glass to copper. Self-taught and matured, she now designs statement necklaces. With transparent and opaque vitreous enamels fired at 1500° F. or more into a gooey orange-hot mass, she surrenders to the unexpectedness of the heat effects. Her transparent enamels make light play through to the copper like stained glass. Paula Sinclair continues to practice law, living primarily in Twin Falls and often “vacationing” in downtown Boise. Her work can be seen at Full Moon Gallery in Twin Falls.