For the past decade Drdak’s work has employed the unique synthesis of repoussé metalwork and painting. This congress of materials—the first of its kind—was pioneered by Drdak and definitively established during her 2011 Fulbright research fellowship to Nepal where she studied with the finest living masters of this elite practice; the grandsons of the famed Kuber Singh Shakya of Patan, Nepal. Drdak is the first and only artist to date working with this material synthesis.
Cantos Helios Triptych, 2018; an homage to solar power. Three images at 60H x 34W x 1.75D inches. L to R: Sunrise, Noon, Sunset. Total dimensions 60H x 102 inches with variable spacing. Gilded copper repoussé elements, mineral particles and acrylic on archival wood panel. Collection of the Artist. Listen to the song of the sun here: