Originally intended to be an Americana piece for the 4th of July, I changed my mind after drawing the original design and opted to do four stars rather than five. The black was added to give it dimension and suddenly I had a nautical star. The solder was left bare (no patina) and I used a very large bowl (13″) to create the outer circle. It fits quite nicely in a window. I debuted this piece at Bart’s Barber Shop in Sea Cliff.