Monday, February 25, 2008
Modifications to the wood templates were made and re-cut. Less expensive mild steel was used to make the first wing shape in metal to test the template. The next wing shape which will be connected to the first one will be made following the form of the first steel wing. Once the fit is right, the wing can be cut in stainless steel. I am thinking of working out the entire sculpture in wood templates, then mild steel and finally, convert to stainless steel.
Posted by david tonnesen at 2:13 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Grinding the same pattern into the dome bases of the Allium sculptures and welding the ridges of the birds sculpture bases.
The sound (noise) generated by the stone grinding wheel on the dome shape, ringing in a rhythm of repetition, brought a neighboring sound artist over to inquire about recording it. Next week she will set up microphones to capture and process it into her art. I will post any results here. Its funny, to me, the grinding sounds are noises to block out but music to her ears.
Posted by david tonnesen at 12:39 PM