Pb 82 – 1, lead, 2017, unique work
Pb 82 – 2, lead, 2017, unique work
Hambro who worked with various metal, steel, stainless steel, copper, brass and bronze, wanted to experiment with lead, a heavy metal, denser than most common materials, its appearance and weight, both conflict and challenge our perception. To her lead, and industrial felt have an artistic parallel that feed her creative input.
Lead is silvery-grey with a kind of velvety lustre, with extreme malleability. The use of lead roofing was traditional for English medieval churches and cathedrals, the majority of most remarkable historic buildings also incorporate some other form of leadwork, whether be decorative rainwater heads, downpipes or large areas of plain lead sheet that cover church spires and flèches, all a reference important to the artist. Lead is a chemical element with symbol Pb and atomic 82.