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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Copper continued ...

After painstaking hours upon hours of sawing and filing my components the pieces of my jigsaw were starting to come together. Only now do I truely understand the blood sweat and tears that go into sculptures! - quite literally in my case I may add - **  note to self filing small triangles into sharp points make mini hazards to fingers**  yet another battle scar to add to the collection and I carried on. 
Now the base metal was prepped it was time to let loose my textile mind and begin the layers of textures which also act as a great stress relief?! Oh the fun to be had with a hammer....

The contrast here of the smoothness of the natural copper to the surface texture I had created by hand gave me great inspiration to how the intricacy of my design could be given more depth 

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