Thursday, 13 October 2011
The form is around 10 inches wide x 8 inches high. The base rocks and the idea is that the piece balances on its own. The main form is fixed to the base and the curved accent sits down into the teeth on either side. I am not sure that I am overly happy with this part and alter or adapt the idea. The original material that I wanted to incorporat for the accent came with various problems, most of which I was able to get around but not fully. So more work with this is needed.
The main form is hollow just like any other hollow form. The carving and texturing was included to add movement to the piece and took by far the most time with around 3500 individually textured lines being added by hand.
This is a new series that I am developing and as such this being the first was a real test in relation to the techniques involved with many of them being made up as I went along. A great deal has been learnt and this will hopefully hold me in good stead for the next one.
In all I calculate 15-18 hours has been spent on the piece. This amount of time was mainly down to it being the first and my feeling the way through it.
The next one is already designed but will have to wait a while as I have other projects to get started and finished.
Posted by Mark at 11:42