I was still relatively new to Aspire and was having difficulty setting component depths appropriate for low bas relief. James Booth was very generous with his time in review of the project and providing guidance. His help was invaluable. He suggested I share the end project here. It’s a mixed media work: high density insulating foam (CNC machined), wood, styrene plastic, clear sheet, metal screen, wire, sand and straw. The work is approximately 20” square and 2 7/8” deep (not framed). I have also built a shadow box and frame for it (not shown). The piece called, Industrial Era Relic, is derived from a photograph I took of part of factory located in Shelton, Connecticut. This 100+ year facility was still in operation until the past year.
I welcome any questions and would appreciate your feedback.
Thanks for all the great comments. It's very encouraging to me to have it so well received. No, I don't do movies sets but that might be fun. This is hopefully the start of a second career in the arts (I was a marketing exec in healthcare in my first career). Leo, good pickup. The only "windows" not done in clear acrylic sheet (old overhead projector paper) are the door. The clear acrylic sheet has been coated in spots with diluted white glue to "dirty" things up.
WoW! I'm impressed! Did you attend any school for this or do you have a nack for these sort of things? I don't have the patients for such an art but have a deep respect for it. Maybe its my OCD talking
Jess, thanks. I guess it's just a knack. Mike, great suggestion. I've already spoken to the prior owner of the factory and he is very interested and we're speaking about a commission to do the original (1890's) part of the building. The portion of the building I did dates to the 1910s. f this doesn't come about I intend to talk with the town (company is in bankruptcy and the town now owns the building) as it is slated to be torn down. Perhaps they want a keepsake.
John, Your project was so well done that it stuck in my brain:) Glad it did, as when a Boston Architect told me recently he was getting a machine like mine to do Brick and such Reproductions of his work, I immediately thought of your excellent work and forwarded this thread to him Amazing detail!! scott
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