The gold in the Earth’s crust was carried here on asteroids that hit the Earth 3.8 billion years ago. I was struck by the beauty and brightness, the depth of Orotones, which were first made in the early 20th century by, among others, Pillsbury and Edward Curtis. My work is a contemporary version of an Orotone. The image is digitally printed on UV ArtGlass with 24kt gold leaf applied to the back.


This work ships from Atlanta, GA, US.

Nautilus Shell, 2016
Orotone on ArtGlass
Work: 8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)
Frame: 12 x 12 x 2.25 in (30.48 x 30.48 x 5.72 cm)
6 of 20
Courtesy of artist and Brick Works Gallery
Signed on recto

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Kate Breakey
Nautilus Shell
  • Dimensions
    8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)