The Space for Peace Institute sponsored by the Cosanti Foundation at Arcosanti endeavors to present a visual and conceptual alternative to ideas about future space habitats. The work of the Institute will engage professionals from a variety of disciplines to plan a peaceful venture into space.
Each bell bears a unique design handcrafted by a skilled artisan. Original designs will vary greatly from displayed sample.
Patina Finish (Pictured):
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.