Nature's Creations

Nature’s Creations

About The Artist

Dennis Ray • North Bethesda, MD

I create natural botanical wearable art and sculpture through a unique copper electroforming process. A method I originally developed as a high school science project and have since enhanced. The work is provocative and eco-inspiring, it reminds us to pay attention. I finish the work with lush patinas and accent paint, each piece I create is one of a kind—just as in nature.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

My craft has been my sole vocation and my passion. Every year, I travel to wonderful places on a mission to collect samples from nature—historic trees, vineyard leaves, noteworthy plant cuttings—and return to my studio, where I capture them in copper. It is a natural labor of love.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I have been blessed with that job...