Friday, March 28, 2008

"Flower Works" bloom




I worked out a system to attach the 6-sided star flowers to the rods allowing for wind induced motion. This is just half of one of the Allium flower heads and is 3.5' in diameter.


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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

1200 holes drilled


The hemispheres are now drilled.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Allium flower


Drilling 200 holes per sphere for the 1/8" rods that will make up the Allium flower head, or fire work display.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Fun with mirrors



Polished stainless steel hemispheres will form the center node of the allium flower blossom from which hundreds of thin rods will protrude holding the 6 point star shaped flowers.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Allium sculpture Star Shapes



8-inch version star blossom before and after hammer finished.



I have about 1,500 Allium star shaped "blossoms" waiting to be hammer textured. Here are some of the 13" diameter stars after hammering.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

steel and wood templates....




Two wing form templates in steel (not stainless yet) and two more in wood being test fitted and adjusted, and re-adjusted.