Timothy Starling is an American and Virginian native artist who transforms copper into a magical world of botanical organic art. His distinctive technique breathes life into a new vibrant hybrid breed of the garden plants that we adore. His conviction is that gardens revive the soul and copper is the perfect medium to metamorphize art into a benevolent stimulus for a civilized society. Fused copper is made by heating copper to 1,983 ℉ and removing the heat source to allow the metal to bond as it cools. Heating two different pieces through fusing copper to become one, alleviates the use of a solder or a foreign substance. The final product is all copper and may appear to be a cast, but in my work, it is the controlled process of layering or joining of copper to build a unique body of art.