The crab apple tree artwork has arrived…

As usual Philip in the Laser Company did a wonderful job on these pieces.  See The Laser Company for more information on all the other series they offer.

Perspex is notoriously difficult to photograph so please excuse these images. The best thing to do with this piece will be to see it installed. The fluorescent red perspex will glow, twist and sway in the beautiful Rose Garden.

Making the artworks – the plane tree

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The Plane tree nodule collected and ready to begin moulding

 

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The finished plaster backed silicone two piece mould of the nodule

 

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Wax samples testing how much red colourant to add to the microcrystalline wax to get the desired colour.

 

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Partial wax for colour and surface texture texting

 

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Resultant partial wax test

 

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Two wax copies from both parts of the mould

 

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Both halves of the wax mould brought together to create a working 3d model.

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Two working wax works ready to be properly adhered together.

The drilling of the holes to represent the imagery from the microscope will be added at a later stage.

I will post images of the final wax works when they have been installed in the trees after the official opening on September 29th.