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The culmination of a large proportion of the material work with Wallpaper in the Grapes public house is this balustrade. As set from the image displayed in Perforated Wallpaper this balustrade is set to frame the view of the River Thames as described in Two Corridors using the layering techniques of two of the original wallpapers as set in Wallpaper Amalgamation. The balustrade itself is copper coated acrylic as shown in Fake Copper, but in practice would be waterjet cut copper. The two patterns as well as creating a visual screen also act as structural aids to each other to mean that the balustrade could span the width of the Grapes.


This may well look like Copper. In fact it also feels like copper. To say it is not copper at all would be a lie, however the fact that this is the same laser cut clear acrylic as in Acrylic Wallpaper adds more credence to this process. It is actually called Electroforming, where the original acrylic was layered in Silver and then electrically coated in Copper. This was then sprayed in an acidic solution which caused it to oxidize and turn green. The most convincing fake I have seen.