Friday, January 30, 2009

Branches in place

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

mounting plates

Added mounting plates under the curved tube bases to bolt down to the floor.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bending the stems

bases are finished and the plant stems are now being rolled and bent into sleek curves.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Bending the tubes for the base

Stainless steel arc sections will be welded to make the two bases that the tall stems grow out of.

seed pod edge detail

Seed pod edge detail.
Left is smooth edge, right shows a beaded edge.

The real dried money plant has a dark edge around the circumference of the seed pod.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

shiny hammer finish

As the stainless is hammered and formed, the marks are polished to a shiny finish. The curved face creates a wide angle reflection.

Money discs

Stainless steel discs are cut out and hammered to form a dish. Two halves are welded together to create the lozenge shape for the money plant sculpture