Constructing these sculptures required working with several different materials.
The bronze spheres were produced in wax using a plaster mould from a polystyrene ball. These were carved to add the water-worn patterns, then cut in half to cast.
Once cast, they were tidied up, welded back together, holes drilled through and steel rod inserted, then patinated and waxed. I was really pleased with the way the colours worked on these.
The steel shapes were cut out of sheet steel with a jigsaw or cutting disk on an angle grinder, texture was added to some pieces using a grinding disk, then the pieces were welded together and tidied up.
Once assembled together, some pieces were treated with the bronze patination chemicals, others with a rust accelerator and then treated to seal and protect the metal from further rusting.
The wooden box for one of the sculptures was cut out of plywood, charred with a blow torch, stained and then further darkened with a dark varnish.