If brass could talk, it would certainly share its biggest turn-ons with us, telling us which lines, shapes, costumes, and roles it likes best, which processes and pairs of hands it prefers. Because every new surface finish is an affirmation of the metal’s continued sojourn in the world of man, prescient of more of its features and qualities to be revealed. Some of these new qualities the metal will practically replicate from other media with the aid of the master’s hands and technology, but most will come to light in the process of birthing the conceived image.

Soft, undulating lines on a matted surface, contrasting color shades within an overall monochromatic gamut ranging between a light and dark coppery brown, interspersed with contrasts of shadow and light. This is a fairly accurate description of the Zur surface texture, but what really sets it apart is that it evokes the process of sand animation. That’s when the performer uses softly streaming sand to create quick images on a backlit glass surface, either depicting a preconceived subject or improvising, prompted along by their fingertips touching the medium. In Zur, all lines and shapes appear to be alive, as though just born out of the performer’s imagination. One feels the urge to continue the image in the particular interior one has in mind, fine-tuning the animation scene so it dovetails with the chosen design concept.

Sand Animation