The design for the link of this bell was inspired by the fantastical, dreamlike paintings of Henri Rousseau (1844-1910). It is a “fantasy-visitation” which nevertheless signifies our obligation to protect and conserve endangered lands and habitats, such as the rainforests of South America and the ancient redwood forests of the Pacific Northwest.
This Cause Bell was created by Paolo Soleri for Natural Wonders and Conservation International. Each bell bears a unique design handcrafted by a skilled artisan. Original designs will vary greatly from displayed sample.
The highly variable color patterns range from green to turquoise or from orange to red or with all shades mottled on the same piece.
The bell and its bronze components are steel brushed for a lustrous finish and burnished (flame treated) with a torch in order to bring out metallic bronze highlights varying from colors of gold to iridescent shimmers of blues and greens. An acrylic spray coating completes the finish making it resistant to oxidation. The luster brilliance and subtle highlighted patterns are artistically and randomly achieved, and therefore will vary from displayed sample.
See the finishes up close here.
Dimensions of Entire Assemblage: 29"x7"