Green Grape: 

11/18/2012

 
  So I finally figured out how to get a spherical shape for my green grape sculpture...Turns out, a sphere is actually pretty hard to do...You know, there are spheres everywhere in nature...One might assume that they were easy to recreate...Not so much...Below is my no-weld design...Next step I will be weaving in greenish variations of nylon cord, with some silver & some blue...I have added some details to my no-weld method, here they are:
*coupling bolts: these are essential if you want to bend a rod into a circle & connect it back to itself...
*washers:I have added these so that my hexagonal bolts don't slip...
*Acorn nuts: just a beautiful way to finish off the end of a rod
*Kreps locking nuts: These are nuts that go on the end of rods & nothing slips off...They have a star like formation that keeps them tightly on...
*I also learned a neat way to lock two rods together in a pinch...I fold over some copper strapping over the two intersecting rods, then bolt them together using 10-24 screw bolts with a locking nut on the end...

Important Information: The solo show opening has been moved to December 12, 2012!!! (The Agincourt Library is so busy, that they are putting in an automatic book return sorter...The two weeks needed to do this interfere with my show opening, so Scarborough Arts moved it to Dec. 12, 2012...if you happen to go to the library, forgetting that the show has been delayed, do not fear, your trip is not in vain...Scurry upstairs to the Visual Arts section...They have some amazing art books- you know, the really big ones with lots of pictures in colour! These are books most mere mortals cannot afford to buy just for themselves...Sit down & do something really old fashioned...Read a book in a library! Later go buy some wild bird seed & pet food at the next store Pet Valu store...I haven't explored the whole mall next door, but on first glance it looks like a throwback strip mall- you know the kind where you find some awesome treasure for a dollar ninety nine? It sort of felt like a giant dollar store the last time we walked through- but in a good way...I'm guessing the huge influx of people & money that we are all going to bring into this area will turn it into a destination...Let's do that! I think Scarborough is the new chic...Come join me...
 


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