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Pat Downing

Pat Downing

Artist Name: Pat Downing

Title of Piece: Perfect Union

Media: copper and steel

Dimensions: 72"H x 72"W x 24"D

Retail Price: $7,500 + tax

Artist’s Statement: “Perfect Union” is a pair of Foldformed sculptures that intertwine to form a heart when viewed from just the right angle.

Artists’s Bio: Award-winning metal artist Pat Downing works out of his San Diego studio creating one-of-a-kind hand-forged sculptures. Fusing traditional blacksmithing with contemporary techniques, Pat often incorporates some element of the unexpected into his work—from bold patinas to glass, stone and even fossils—creating a style that is distinctly his. He is quickly becoming one of Southern California’s leading experts on Foldforming, the origami-like process of folding metal into dramatic shapes. For more information on Pat and his work, visit


Photo: Nick Ruddick