Saturday, January 17, 2009
Doodling with scraps
I had four small sheets of 8oz copper about 4" x 6" with a soft pink/red patina. Three of them I cut into strips and practiced weaving which came out very flexible and fabric-like. The fourth became a landscape. Some of the small pieces are scraps from the weavings and others are attempts at weaving a heavier weight copper that I'd long ago practiced a process called fold-forming developed by Charles Lewton Brain - testing the notion that the folds, if used strategically, might hold the piece together. Works to some degree.