working scale sketches

Now that we have the bicycles around which we will be building this dragon, we’re able to make measured drawings of the frames and start sketching the dragon. Our process will be to make rough-draft versions of the final design at full scale in cardboard. This will be a new working method for me, in contrast to creating complete working drawings and quarter-scale models then moving to full scale and final materials. Working this way at full scale, we hope to work more collaboratively and more responsively, adapting the design as we go.

An earlier version of the dragon, below, based around different bicycle frames:

The Big Bang Departures layout

I’ve been sharing fragments as I finish them. Here is how they all come together. Today I’m adding the brass rod stand-offs that mount the wire above a painted birch panel, where it will cast shadows. Come see this, The Big Bang: Departures in the Kingston Gallery upcoming Associates show, Pushing Forward. Opening reception, Friday, Jan 4, 5:30-8pm.

Between you and me

Here is the beginning of my next copper wire drawing. I’m going to be honest here… I wasn’t sure I could pull it off, these two tiny figures in bent wire, with enough expression and gesture to imply a connection between them across the open space. I’m really happy with how they came out. This one will join “She Works the Lines” in the Kingston Gallery Associates show, Entangle, opening July 5th. Hope to see you there!

Rest

Adding the stand-offs for the last piece in the summer miniseries. There was Ride, Camp, Sing, and now “Rest.”

Come see them all before they go during Somerville Open Studios at Mad Oyster Studios.

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