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Coordinates of Florida

by Rafael Picon

Coordinates of Florida

24" x 20" x 12"

Donated by the artist

Artist's Biography

Rafael Picon was born in a small town in Andalucia, Spain. Rafael's village was near Puerto De Palos, from where Columbus set sail. He expresses this as: two explorers seeking to experience the new world - America. As a young boy, Rafael began working in metal at age eight. He would help his father, Antonio, and his uncle Agustin craft steel and copper designs for the town's churches and local buildings. Today Rafael is a skilled metal smith and sculptor who works in a variety of mediums from his studio in Rockledge, Florida. He describes his work as "Fused Functional Art", using glass, copper, wood, bronze, marble, gold, silver, ceramic, and just about anything to create unique designs.

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