Yesterday I got a good run at cutting up rusted iron plate for my shards; a tryptic of rusted leaf-forms; and a circular pair of leaf-forms. The cutting is done with a side grinder with fibre cutting blades. Takes a bit of time and fiddling but there is a certain satisfaction in cutting the pieces out myself and by hand. Anyway I thought I'd share a few photos of the stash of cut rusted metal which is now out in the rain curing more before I get to do the assembling of the posts; and bending of the leaf forms.
To give a sense of scale - the larger leaf-form is about 1.3m long.
|©2013 Barry Smith - Various shades of rust|
|©2013 Barry Smith - a Pair of curved rusted iron leaf-forms|
|©2013 Barry Smith - Rusted iron leaf forms|
|©2013 Barry Smith - The different colours of rust - different ages and stages of rusting|
|©2013 Barry Smith - And even then there are still offcuts from the offcuts|