What is "Bas Relief," and How Are These Pieces of Artwork Created?
"Bas Relief" is a form of art
that has been used for centuries. In fact, if you have any coins in your
pocket, you are carrying an example of "bas relief" art.
Bas-relief is a method of sculpting which entails carving or etching
away the surface of a flat piece of stone or metal. The word is derived
from the Italian "basso rilievo" the literal translation meaning raised
In much the same way, Christian artist Betty Spooner has also used hand-made papyrus, bark or
pulp, formed with the natural "deckle edge" intact as a substrate for the
hand-cast originals sold here.
As you can see from the close up of the substrate used in this artwork,
it is hand-made of heavy fibers. The substrate is then formed using
a molding process to have the scripture verses cast into the substrate.
After the substrate has dried, it is then hand-painted and finished in a
multi- step process, custom matted and professionally framed in our specially-selected
Only then is the piece individually wrapped in foam and cardboard
before being packed in a heavy cardboard outer box for shipping to
you. Each piece is unique in color and character