I whet your appetite with the paper designs for the commissioned trophy, but now I’ve got some in process shots for you too.
I textured and folded two sheets of brass for the base and the main bowl portion, then I air chased the sheet destined to be the bowl.
Yeah, like “there was told a day would come when the 24g sheet of brass would be air chased before being joined with its one true love, the 22g brass base…” They were meant to be together since the dawn of time, hehe. But I digress.
After unfolding everything flat, I went ahead and drew on the patterns and cut, filed, and sanded them. Next I moved onto the nickel pieces. These were textured, folded, and pierced as well. And see how I took the edge from the bowl “petals” to draw the edge of the nickel “petals”? That’s to bring the whole design together.
I can’t wait to get back in the studio to start forming these pieces up. Then I get to rivet them, and by rivet I mean there will be around 36 rivets in this piece. But you know me, that’s the way I form.
PS: Can you tell I had too many Starbursts today?