Saturday, August 22, 2015

Studio project finally getting started ....

Working with welder Tom Sleeper to get metal work together. Using the concept of duality, I will use the rusted steel framework along with delicate threads. Fortunately, Tommy had found this very old, hand forged round hoop in the woods and was generous enough to give it to me for the base of the project. I decided it should open up in the center as to avoid any injury when entering the piece.
 I heated the rods to test for rusting, we added acid to the one on the left, on the right we heated and
 clear coated the top.  My thought is heat only on the rods because I would like the rust to be evenly distributed, but I am open. we will see how they looks next week with time to oxidize.