Thursday, September 29, 2011

3D drawing



About ten years ago I made a small figure in copper from a series of drawings. After paper and wire mock ups I cut sheet copper and copper rod, used silver solder to assemble the 20cm maquette shown below. They were really made to use as models to draw from in the same manner as Daumier used figurines for composition arrangements.
There been suggections that to fabricate her x4 would be interesting.
Well, here she is, life size. I am finding it strangely haunting, like a living drawing. A drawing that changes as I walk past. The size and depth is disconcerting for my mind that no longer has to construct depth. I am coming to terms with this phenomena rather slower than I expected.