Friday, September 17, 2010

Copper Work

My muse does not seem to care that in this transitional home I am now living, there is no place to set up to do the sort of work she is compelling me to do. But, when it comes to art, you just have to find a way to do it.  So, I pulled out the things I could
copper flashing (reclaimed as scraps from a top secret project going on down the street - we don't want to get our sources in any hot water), hammer, shears, steel block

various sized punches (along with some not pictured leather tools I've had for many a year)

I couldn't find my saw blades (lots of things still in boxes) so I drew something that I knew I would be able to cut out with the shears - a leaf.  I had a leaf template (saved from some packaging or another)that I traced onto the copper, then using the shears pictured

  I cut out the leaf design.  I filed the edges then proceeded out to the driveway with hammer, copper leaf and steel block, to pound the copper and shape the leaf.  (really excellent instructions on working with copper, hammer and punches on ganoksin)

 It's not done needs more definition and some clean-up work, but I'm encouraged by how the whole project is coming or not!


Anonymous said...

You are so creative! :)
love it!

JUNE said...

oh it's beautiful! make me want to give it an attempt myself...thx, june