Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
casting the rock base. What is reality after all? Now that I'm
thinking about it, all sorts of possibilities open up. The main
problem is that actualizing ideas generally takes time and money. I
have some time since my cancer seems to be growing pretty slowly. I
don't have much money, but I have built up a bunch of assets and was
smart enough to have gotten a decent line of credit when I didn't need
it. Makes me think of the song my paryents used to sing: "When you
got it, you don't need it. When you need it, you don't got it. Funny,
funny, funny what money can do."
So really there is nothing stopping me except myself.
It is a wonderful experience to to have a professional fine art bronze casting foundry at your beck and call for a couple of months. Peter Woytuk showed me how to use it be example. Many thank Peter.
Now I've just got to figure out how to fund ding some big pieces.....
Dog and a Cat lying on it to fill out the family scene. Since, as
Sophie said, it turns out that it is the Hodges, I'll need to make a
new Dog with a fluffy curly tail and pointed upright ears.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Getting the edition of Swinging Jennys to be just right. It has been so hot (over 100F) that the waxes sagged a bit in the heat so it took a lot of work to get the cast bronze back into the. Right shape.
Before dinner I climbed the eight flights of stairs in my Hotel eleven times (plus one extra flight for 1868 steps and 1868 steps down. I felt stronger, maybe because I was feeling in a good mood from the way things are working out at the foundry, maybe from not having climbed yesterday when Pan took me out for dinner and several beers. Together with swimming a mile in the pool every morning I'm feeling pretty good and trim.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Here is one ceramic shell that broke after "losing" its wax Swinging Jenny girl. I used to think that the lost wax process for bronze casting had been used by the Greeks and Romans and then was "lost" during the Dark Ages.
Will this become quaintly obsolete when we read everything off of electronic tablets?
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Here is a link to the piece.