Monday, October 17, 2011

Commission- Automaton

The individual figures were produced as per older posts. But putting it together is a bigger challenge as it has to work together in 3 dimensions and have a compositional integrity. So molds have been made of these figures (without wings for future possibilities) and then they were welded to the floor of my workshop in an artistic configuration, as close as possible with room for supporting columns containing a push rod for the wings to flap, and the sweep of the intended wings carefully measured for clearance with the other figure and the glass panels. It was then photographed for two elevations and a plan view and these were resized so as to be correct for the scale of the drawings and printed. At that stage the headroom could be worked out , the height of the metal frame, and the figures traced straight on the drawing by placing the drawing over the print on my living room window.

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