Based on the telson of a giant forest scorpion (Heterometrus spinifer), the Brass Scorpion Relic is an homage to the arachnid’s iconic stinger.
Artist Jason Penfold used modern technologies to create a 3D rendering of the scorpion telson, which was then enlarged 300 times. Using a 3D printer, the rendering was printed into its first physical form. The printed telson served as a model to create a sand cast, into which two kilograms of molten brass was poured.
Each Brass Scorpion Relic has been hand-finished by Melbourne-based metalsmiths, to bring out the natural lustre of the brass. Every relic has been refined with precision and care.
Designed to transcend time, the Brass Scorpion Relic is a seamless amalgamation of modern sculpture making technologies and age-old metalworking practices. The relic is heavy with its own history, ready to be part of yours.
Hand-made at a local Melbourne metal foundry, with final detailing done by Jason Penfold.
Each relic is completely unique and one of a kind. Individualities and variations in finish are considered unique characteristics, as they enhance the piece’s individuality.
Brass is classed as an alloy metal, which will naturally patina over time from environmental factors and from oils from skin contact. Brass can be restored to a mirror-like finish with brass cleaning agents or it can be left to age naturally as nature intends.
The relic measures approximately 16cms long x 7cms high x 7cms wide.
Please note that each relic is made to order and will take around 4 weeks for production and shipping.