copper wire for fusing copper sculptures
Like all the elements, copper is manufactured in outer space, by stars. Used by humans for over 8,000 years, it is a non-ferrous metal that is easy to work with and has a beautiful, lustrous finish. An excellent conductor of heat and electricity, copper is often used for electrical and culinary purposes. It is also biostatic, meaning bacteria does not grow on it. Whenever possible I purchase it from salvage yards where clippings from large construction projects are often dumped.