It is not really week 2, in fact there has been a while since the last post, work has been happening, mainly of the planning application, technical drawings and plans type of work.
Yesterday was the day I felt that I had been waiting for for months, since the ‘buoy’ was decided upon as the proposal to make.
The first of my waxes were ready to collect from the foundry, I collected 6 wax/plaster panels which are now sitting in the workshop ready to start drawing into.
Ready with their beautiful pristine curves,in smooth green wax.
The cap and rope are also ready, the cap is ready to be cast into bronze, also looked great.
More images from my last trip to Milwyn Foundry, the silicon moulds and the ceramic coating. They are getting on with making the steel framework at the moment and I am working on the final drawings and images for the buoy. A week of mainly drawings for planning, next week onto the more interesting stuff, the imagery and text that I am going to use on the surface and working out how to draw into the wax, how to achieve certain marks, how to work in and with a new medium.
Doing drawings for the planning application today. This is the site, in the snow in January with a 2m circle drawn, it is always amazing how things look so much smaller when taken out into the landscape.
week 1 in the process of making the buoy, after my visit to Milwyn last week, I have a better understanding of the process. The first stage for me though is to do the drawing on a 1:1 scale of the imagery and text on the sculpture, as well as doing the drawings for the planning application.