I shared in my last blog post some graphed up sketches for my large steel face sculpture. Here is a small version in welded steel showing the planes of the head. Learning human anatomy of the head is an important part of this process. I hope to visualize the skeletal mass and muscle that form the head and neck with this sculpted under structure.
Here you can see a direct metal sculpture of a face formed over this armature. I have been using steel bicycle sprockets to form a mask like form. this will be a Fine Art Wall Art sculpture.
So I have been boiling with the intention and inspiration to make large welded metal faces using upcycled materials. I also wanted to expand my inventory and start a new series of large welded metal face sculptures. The size of the faces will be structured around four feet from chin to top of head and will all be built over a substructure. I have done this once before in Woodstock NY. when i created a large stainless steel face over a rusted steel one.
I will document the process and share it here.
So far i've graphed a drawing of a male head onto my work surface and am laying down metal to duplicate the lines.
Its incredibly difficult to do it this way but im not computer savy enough to do it that way. So for now its allot of measuring.
Launching off this blog id say that i hope to start with at least one blog a week. The focus will be on my art shows, awards, projects, techniques, materials, etc.
A blog on my sculpture and sculpting process.