The last few times someone has come to us looking to commission a wallpiece they’ve ended up buying one we had already made. But this time our client, who has been talking to us for years, has decided to go ahead with an original design. David went back and forth with the client through several rounds of sketches, ending up with this one:
From that David made up a working plan with depths from which we can build all the parts and construct the wallpiece. If you came by our open studio a few weeks ago, you saw the pile of half-made wallpiece parts, and maybe got a brief demo of the folding process on our half-functional bending brake. Between the open studios, other orders, and building our new studio, we’ve been progressing on this wallpiece rather slowly, but now we’re getting going on it properly.
After building the set of boxes that will compose the wallpiece, we lay it out for David’s inspection, to make final tweaks and to choose the colors.
And then construction begins. As always, it’s a good sign when parts of the piece make up interesting sculptures in their own right.
And this evening it’s fully assembled. Yes, it’s upside down in this picture.
Tomorrow we will disassemble it, prep some of the parts, and begin patination.