Metal Cutouts

Lucia Eames’s artwork often involved the incorporation of recyclable materials, scraps and what some might call “trash.” In the case of her Sunburst gates, which celebrated the power of the sun, some of the drops during fabrication were gathered and mounted on wood panels effecting a different kind of shadow than that of its counterpart—the gate or panel. 

Occasionally pieces were designed to be hung from a neck, as a medallion, or a nail; this holds true for the pictured metalworks 

Seeing with the Heart and Joy.  

Her metal cutouts entailed a number of playful explorations with

Scale and surface treatments, involving color, texture and finishes.