Monday, February 25, 2008

template modifications and steel template of wing

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.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Templating the wings

Here I am making templates for the stainless steel wing shapes to work out how they will go together.

Friday, February 15, 2008

more welding and grinding: Time Lapse

preview of the rust on the Corten steel

Left the smaller of the two bases out in the freezing rain to start the rust patina. THe color will be much darker over time.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

sketch of possible pier mount

example of allium base connection to pad

A center hole bolt through to concrete pad. The Allium sculptures will each have two dome bases needing two concrete pads.

Friday, February 8, 2008

TIme lapse video in the shop today

Grinding and welding the bases of the sculptures.

Grinding and welding the bases

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.