The motto for this bell is “Depicting and Protecting Arizona’s Environment”. It supports the preservation of Arizona’s endangered riparian forests and the habitat they provide for wildlife. This Cause Bell was created by Paolo Soleri for Arizona Highways magazine and the Arizona Nature Conservancy. Each bell bears a unique design handcrafted by a skilled artisan. Original designs will vary from displayed sample. Read about the finishes below:
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: 27"x7"