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What we’ve been up to

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Did I mention that SOP received a public sculpture commission? Although he’s been working on it for over a year, the last 3 months have been full on every weekend and most evenings of welding, grinding, soldering, and – most recently – mold-making for bronze casting.

The image above shows two rejected forms in the foreground. The method used for those was to cut sheets of wax into facets and place them on the form shapes SOP had created. It took us 2 days to get the 2 birds done in this way, which led SOP to think that maybe he would not worry about casting some of them as solid bronze instead of as hollow forms. So, we sent the rest of the weekend dipping the original foam forms into wax to build up a thick shell for the bronze casting (SOP is still planning on scraping out some of the foam on the larger birds as possible).

Anyway, that is what we have been up to. Very little knitting has been done, not enough hiking and absolutely no printing -although I did attend a one-day workshop on moveable books with Shawn Sheehy that was very fun! I can’t wait to apply some of the concepts!

We did get out to the salt flats for the perseids meteor shower in August. I present you with a long exposure shot from that trip complete with lighted ball, frisbee and headlamp.

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2 Responses to “What we’ve been up to”

  1. gravatar k says:

    Where will it be installed? A flock, obviously; random, or orderly?
    Whatever. So exciting!

  2. gravatar xmasberry says:

    They will be installed as a part of a larger sculpture on a rail platform. The birds were actually one of the simpler things to make, crazily enough.

    I hope to have pictures of the final project done soon and then I’ll post on it. It’s been huge, but installation is finally done!

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