Monday, May 31, 2010

Letters T and U

Two letters for ALaW 2010 using my two techniques: foldforming for the T; and metal beating for the U.

A lesson learnt from the foldforming of the T is that some recycled metal is of poor quality; or has already reached its limit in terms of bending etc. When I bent the metal for the vertical axis of the T it split when I opened the fold - and all that was done gently - honestly.
The U has some 400 circles punched on it with a small nail punch; then was hammered from the back; and then punched on the front with a wooden dowel to emphasise the convex look.
Both pieces were then gently polished to bring out the highlights but leave some patina behind.

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