Home / Recent Work / Improvisation #3, made from scrap of brass sheet, 8" x 5.5" x 2.5" / Improvisation #3, how it was made 17
Creation date / 2017
- 1. Scrap of 16 gauge brass, this one is almost symmetrical. I immediately thought of an animal.
- 2. A little preliminary bending.
- 4. Pushing out a nose from behind, using a ball stake in the hydraulic press.
- 5. Already it's starting to look like some sort of critter.
- 6. Using the raising hammer and raising stake, forming the shape.
- 7. After all that hammering, it has to be annealed.
- 8. Here the two spiculum shapes have been completely formed and silver-soldered.
- 9. More forming, this time on a ball stake.
- 10. Using the hydraulic press on the ears.
- 11. Pushing out the nose some more with the hydraulic press.
- 14. I arbitrarily decided the two spiculum shapes should curve forward, like an elephant's tusks.
- 16. Result of the previous step. Now it looks kind of dog-like.
- 19. On a domed stake, putting in some slight indentations to suggest eyes.
- 20. Here is a piece I fashioned to attach to the back to allow it to be hung on the wall.
- 21. That piece silver-soldered into place.