Saturday, January 31, 2009

Oh, balls.

I'm carving a hollow ball out of green wax... It is going to be cast into silver. And naturally it is taking an insane amount of time. I don't know why I do this sort of thing. Maybe by focusing on a small detailed whacko project its easier to ignore the larger whacko-ness of the world. Maybe. I do like how its going... just wish it were a tad quicker on finishing.

The first picture is after I've roughed it out. I drew a bit on some paper mache balls I had around to get the feel of what I wanted. My sketches are usually pretty sketchy. I have found one of the problems with translating what I'm thinking about is the same problem with translating dreams. (this is purely subjective. I'm sure others have other experiences.) My brain does not see the negatives. It only sees the positives. Like if you dream about a toilet (for instance), you have an impression of the room the toilet is in, but really you only see the toilet. So if you were to draw the toilet, you have to translate the impression of the room and the dream as well as draw the toilet. In other words, rendering nicely would be so helpful sometimes. Sounds obvious, huh?

When I finally finish the silver ball, it will be worn as a pendant on a silver cord, or cable chain. Or something.


7 comments:

Gallery Juana said...

I am amazed at how many diffent ways your brain has to think to complete a jewellery piece! I look forward to seeing the finished project.

Flight Fancy said...

I cant wait to see the final piece. I'm amazed already at the anount of work.

Michelle H. said...

This sounds so interesting! A ball shape in silver. I can see something absolutely beautiful. Please post the pictures when you are finished.

Suldog said...

Approximately how large is it?

Jenn said...

So I must know, did the snowman shadow or the little guy himself have an inspiring effect on this piece? It is shaping up really nicely, will be gorgeous when complete!

Chris Stone said...

Suldog... the diameter is less than an inch. may come out to 7/8ths after casting.

thanks everybody!

fookaDESIGNS said...

Did you finish it? It would be great to see the finished product!