Patera is one of Nicholas Yust's most beautiful metal sculptures. The body is artfully crafted from two separate cuts of metal, overlapping in stunning elegance to create an absolute spectacle of visual aesthetics. The carefully curled and mounted metal strips are masterfully aligned to create an almost leaf-like shape, and the illusing of a tapered cut. The two ribbons are curling in perfect unison, like the pricision and elegance of olympic water dancers. The curling wisps at the narrower tips create a more gentle, pleasant finish, and the wavy grind pattern on the metallic surface give this sculpture stunning reflection and play in ambient light, particularly as you move from one side to the other. This piece is gorgeous from every angle, and gives the viewer a new experience as you see the overlapping layers from different vantage points.