These days, artists have no shortage of novel materials to use for their work, from Lego pieces, to matchsticks, and even breakfast cereal. But as people often say, classics are often the best. And when it comes to classic materials, you won’t go wrong with bronze.
Getting to Know Bronze
Bronze is an alloy of tin and copper. While there are many possible bronze formulations, the typical ratio is usually 90% copper to 10% tin. Also, if you still remember your high school history class, you probably know that an entire era of prehistory was named after this alloy, speaking of its long history of usefulness to humans. Discovered largely by trial and error, bronze would also become a commonly used material for artists because of its rare properties.