Hand drawn topographic relief maps etched on brass with blue patina copper and gold-fill ear wires. Slight variations may occur. Made by traveling artist Briana Bol.
Bri Bol is a traveling artist and designer based in Santa Cruz, CA. Her work focuses on abstract mountain landscapes and textiles, inspired by her love of the outdoors and adventure. The beautiful patterns you see in her metal work are all topo reliefs from maps of some of her favorite wild places: the Grand Canyon, the High Sierra, the Wasatch Mountains, Sequoia National Forest and Squamish. She hand makes every piece - from hammering the ear wires, to sewing the bead work with a needle and thread, to drawing and hand cutting each metal topo piece, leaving each one of a kind. All materials are all selected consciously, supporting the environment, community, and human stories. Metals are made in the US, and the metal beads are all fair-trade African trade, many of which date back to the 1800’s. Glass beads are Japanese and Czech. Other statement beads are hand picked and ethically sourced.
Brass and Copper with Gold-fill ear wires
.625" wide and 1" long