Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The back of a fish

How much effort should one put into the back side of a sculpture?  One that will hang on a wall so that the back won't be seen.  Shaping the metal plate is so difficult.  I can heat and heat and heat the metal, but the shape of the fish seems to dissipate the heat away.  Some kind of magic geometry?  Today I made two cuts in the metal to create a concave shape to the back of the fish.  Many hours... and I'm still wishing for an acetylene torch.

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