Patina forms on metals like copper or bronze and tarnishes or hides the beauty, the shine, the luster. One of the greatest examples of patina is the patina formed on the statue of liberty. The remarkable thing about patina is that, although it covers a resplendent, durable copper metal, it takes on a beauty all its own. Some people search out items with a little bit of patina on them to furnish their homes in a rustic style. The patina demonstrates a beauty of durability. Join us as we explore and learn from the “patina” that forms on engaging leaders through their life experience.
pa·ti·na | \ pə-ˈtē-nə , ˈpa-tə-nə \
plural patinas\ pə-ˈtē-nəz, ˈpa-tə-nəz \ or patinae\ pə-ˈtē-ˌnē, -ˌnī , ˈpa-tə- \
Definition of patina
1a : a usually green film formed naturally on copper and bronze by long exposure or artificially (as by acids) and often valued aesthetically for its color
b : a surface appearance of something grown beautiful especially with age or use the beautiful patina of this antique table