Local artist Jana Viles creates these unique tropical themed wall plaques in her Kauai studio. She starts with thin slabs of sculpture clay, draws her design and then spends hours scraping and modeling to get the desired design. They are then slow dried and kiln fired to vitrify the clay. Then she begins applying layers of paintable pulverized bronze in a rosin base. A coat of cupric nitrate is added to begin the patina effect.
A final coat of wax is applied to stop the patina process and seal the clay body from harmful UV rays. Each piece is signed by the artist and is 10" x 17".