I was thinking of making a small table stand which reflects the style of the Mountain Laurel. The problem was the flower of a Mountain Laurel has dozens and dozens of small flowers clustered together in each flower.
Well, I worked on a way to make the flowers and came up with a design idea that I thought would work.
So here was the plan:
-Draw the design on the computer and then cut it with the plasma cutter,
-Heat each one to red hot and dish it with the ball peen hammer and swedge block.
-Weld a stem to each flower.
-Weld the stems to the shaft
Not too much work…. until you notice there are about 35 flowers to each cluster.
So I made a little video, of part of it, to show you how long each one took.
Take a look:
See more of it in my solo show at the Arts Council starting on Sept 8 and running through the 28th.
Think there was a better way to make it?
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