Venice spans over 100 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. A leading driver of commerce and art from the 13th-17th centuries, it came to be seen as perhaps the most elegant and refined city in Europe, justly famed for its varied architecture. Chisel & Mouse celebrates this heritage in its superb resin-plaster model centered around the Grand Canal. Mounted beneath plexiglass, the sculptural tile can hang on a wall or be displayed on a desk or tabletop.
Brit brothers Robert and Gavin Paisley painstakingly reproduce select cities and stand-alone buildings in resin plaster (free of toxic solvents) of a reassuring weight and cool smoothness, with fine details including window frames etched in metal. In their Sussex studio, the "Chisel" refers to traditional plaster-cast methods and the "Mouse" to the computer-aided design (CAD) technology and 3-D printing used to achieve the sculptural models.