The pooled and layered patina of the Fountain Paint Mortar and Pestle was inspired by Fountain Paint Pot, one of Yellowstone’s most striking attractions. This popular area of the park includes hot pools, steaming fumaroles, bubbling mudpots and erupting geysers.
The colors run the gamut from pearly white to deep blues, even orange-red due to the presence and oxidation of minerals. Thermal features that are constantly changing due to hidden forces under ground.
The exterior patina of our Fountain Paint Mortar and Pestle is applied by hand to the hot bronze. The interior patina of the basin mimics a deep endless pool of blues and reds constantly moving with the light.