Here we go again

Here we go again

Oh how long it was since I created something… It’s been so much else in focus this past year. We have moved to a house! So I ‘ve only had interior design on my mind. And now I finally got my own studio! It was finished the day before yesterday . I love my new creative room . I finally feel(…)

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The Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venus

New sculpture coming up! This time it will be a standing figure. Inspiration comes from Sandro Botticelli’s painting “Birth of Venus”. I’ve always loved that painting. It is just sooo beautiful! This time I got the privilege to avail myself of a model other than myself. Thanks Tuvalie Mellin for modelling and for a good cooperation. I(…)

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Copper wire portrait

Copper wire portrait

Now I have done a test in 1 mm copper wire. It worked fine. But it’s not as pliable as the aluminum wire. It is also too rough for such a small object as a portrait, it would do better on a whole-body.

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Professional photos of the figure head

Professional photos of the figure head

Now I finally have som good photos of my figure head in aluminum wire. The pictures are taken by my friend and talented photographer Christian Lindblom. See more of his work at: http://christianlindblom.com

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Lace Portrait in carbon fibre: Day 1

Lace Portrait in carbon fibre: Day 1

The form is finished so there is nothing to wait for I guess. Yikes, it’s always so difficult at first. Just to know WHERE to start! The throat. That´s it. 6 pairs of carbon fibre I put in to start with. (1 pair came to after I took the picture.) Later I´ve divided these into several lengths.(…)

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Next project: Portraits with carbon fiber thread

Next project: Portraits with carbon fiber thread

Now that my figurehead is finally done it is important to maintain momentum. I immediately started the next project. (I know, hearty worse!) Now I want to draw three-dimensional portraits with carbon fiber. They will not hang on the wall but on stands as busts. I have made a sample with carbon fiber and it works(…)

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The sculpture is finished!

The sculpture is finished!

Wohoo!!! Now it’s finished! I’m very pleased. Here you have some pictures. I hope to get help from a talented photographer with a real camera eventually but until then, these camera phone pictures in poor living room light will have to do.

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Now it’s shaping up.

Now it’s shaping up.

Now it’s shaping up! Now I have only the head and the hair left to make. This is what the back looks like: The light areas on the shoulder, I left empty for a sharp contrast. The threads on top of the shoulder, I got to “herd” in opposite directions, up to the throat and out towards the shoulder tip, because(…)

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Follow the lines

Follow the lines

Today I borrowed a Photoshop pen from my colleague and marked out some threads to show how they wander over the body. Blast!

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Thigh and stomach -Check!

Thigh and stomach -Check!

Now the right thigh and a bit of the stomach is done. On the thigh, I tried the “let loose and go crazy”-technique. I love it! It’s so exciting, I have no idea in the start how it will end. Constant problem solving.

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Up on the wall!

Up on the wall!

I just had to see how it looks when hanging on the wall. It will be great! (Excuse the messy background and bad lighting …)

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The front

The front

Now, almost all the threads have run out and I have attached them where I thought it suited best. To continue, I had to put in 11 new pairs to wander up the left side of the torso. As you can see I did not make lace all the way to the blue line. That is because I(…)

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The back

The back

The threads that came up from the lower back, I used to draw the dark shadow under the shoulder blade and at the same time I hooked the threads in the first part (arm and shoulder). In order to make lace on the light part of the back I put in two new pairs that crisscross worked their(…)

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Left thigh

Left thigh

In my last post I showed the left image where I did the hip. Then I used the same threads to make lace down the outer thigh. At the bottom, I changed the direction of the threads then went up along the inside of the thigh. Once up there the threads were so short that I attached(…)

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Marked!

Marked!

Now I have marked out the line where the body will attach to the wall. I used the laser to get a vertical line. Then I marked out the areas of the shadows to know how to adapt my lace making. Dark shadows = dense lace  Light surfaces = sparsely lace.

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First part finished

First part finished

So this was the first part. It’s so great that you can take off the work without having to complete the entire body and strengthen it first. I love aluminum!

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