That title is referring to the studio days I have this time of year. It’s frustrating when you can’t have enough days close enough together – you start to lose momentum. But I was able to get in some time this weekend and start work on a new sculpture that I showed a paper mock-up of a few weeks ago. (No, I haven’t finished that other one yet!)
This one will be much taller than my previous pieces. I’m also trying for a shallower cut and folded bowl with slightly asymmetrical “petals” on it. So far I have the texture and the folds done on the base and bowl. There will probably be some additional petals placed around the edges to broaden the bowl. Let me tell you that unfolding 18″ sheets of nickel is quite the workout.
I began cutting out the base shapes, but then then handle disconnected itself from my saw frame. I’m hoping that it’s reattached, but there might have to be a new one in my near future. I kind of really need it to move forward with this piece, my back-up 4″ deep frame won’t do the job.