Wednesday, November 18, 2009
30 hours of weaving later
- at this stage there is still a zipper missing at the back
22 hours of weaving later
12 hours of weaving later
8 hours of weaving later
For this piece I had to create a support/armature to be able to weave it in the shape I wanted.
It took a while to make the support and the first stage of the weaving was a bit of a challenge. The support cage had to be supported from outside and inside.....the first woven bit (image above) took around 4 hours. It takes a bit of patience to weave into such curves.
Collar II., 2009 - side view 2
Aluminium, speaker cable, hut elastic, stainless steel fndings
This image shows nicely the way this piece is designed to fit the curves of the neck - left side fits on the back of the neck and the right side fits at the front, bellow the jaw. Fastening is positioned on the side of the neck.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Making this piece I have learned three things.
1/ sandblasting as a finish on aluminium is very fragile, picks up finger prints very easily and needs to be handled in gloves
2/ wearable pieces of this kind need to be crimped from centre to the ends to gain an even spacing between panels and good shape
3/ crimping has to be done on a round surface to provide the right curve for the cables to sit in