Friday, 28 November 2014

Fine tuning

On a sculpture of this scale a great deal more time is needed to get the forms as I want them. I can’t imagine why this should come as a surprise to me but somehow a part of me expects things to go faster. Now the sculpture is hanging vertically it became clear that one area of the loop was thinner than everywhere else. Two full days were needed to make the loop more even. With the strong lines flowing round the carving it is very apparent when there is a lump or a wobbly line. It is very easy to read how the lines should flow. As a result, my errors are horribly obvious for all to see, or at least so it seems to me. I have ground away the space between the crossing forms and their remains a tiny bridge between. I do not suppose this little bridge provides much support for the overall structure but it must be less vulnerable than removing it altogether.


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