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my repousse question revisited....

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Bunki Kramer (
Sun, 25 Apr 1999 20:00:34 -0700 (PDT)

>>Hope someone can help me out there in "list-land". I'm working with
>>respousse with my 8th graders making metal masks. I only have a limited
>>amount of info on the subject and wonder if someone could tell me more. I'm
>>especially interested in how the subject wound up with a french-sounding
>>word. How did the word "repousse" orginate?

Hi, again. Thank you for all the directions I received on how to "do"
repousse. I guess I didn't make my question clear when I asked before. I
already know how to do it and I've taught classes with it. My question
is...knowing the technique was used at least 5000 yrs. ago in ancient
cultures and in pre-Columbia before the Spanish arrived, in the Middle
Ages, and with the American Indians, etc., I'm wondering how it progressed
into having a FRENCH name...hence "repousse". I know what repousse means
but where is the connection? Did the French use it so much that the name
appears with a french word? Am I asking an impossible question?

I was also asking for some new ideas to use with repousse other than doing
masks as free-standing sculptures which I do now. I was hoping to go beyond
the Mexican tin thing into something unique. Has someone done something
absolutely divine with this technique? Toodles......

Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526

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