Radiating Tributaries

The Geological History of the Isthmus of Panama

“...This is like the Tuyra and Bayano, so far as it consists of numerous radiating tributaries collecting into a single arterial outlet to the sea…” R.T. HIll June 1898

Borrowing a name and a description buried in an obscure academic paper from the late 19th century.  A burst of forking channels and radiating textures bound by overlapping circles.  

Creating the pattern

Texture is applied directly to the wax form  in multiple layers.  A simple dark patina is added as a highlight then the bronze is polished smooth.

Radiating Tributaries Cast bronze, lost wax method 6 inches diameter by 3 inches tall

Radiating Tributaries
Cast bronze, lost wax method
6 inches diameter by 3 inches tall