Portable desk Lamp

so latest little thing from the shed.

A nice lightweight Desk Lamp.

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Hey it took all day to make.

Well it was asked if I had an old headlight lamp as the black looked way to new?

So I took it down, pulled it apart and cleaned it back to bear metal and stuck it in my copper platting vat (well not in the vat in the bucket of extra strong mix that was ready to replace the vat diluted mix) gave it a over current and let it electro form for a while.

This built up extra copper on the outer that started to flow off causing some very fine lines of copper mountains or ridges I then took it out and let it dry for a few days, I then gave it a bath in clear car paint and this is the result.

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Wire Sculpture

Today I decided to let the cat out of the bag on some new Art I have been doing.

The basic idea is how far can I take copper wire.

So wire sculpture was the way to go at present as some of the sculptures take quite a few days to age them and in the case of 1 out in the studio about 2 weeks so far and it is just starting to show some good age.

here be the progress so far.

BB2 Wire bird Sculpture

“BB2″ or Baby Bird #2

Bird Nest

“Non Baked Bean”

Ruby Red Horse

“Ruby Red” (Horse)

Out of reach Water

“Out of Reach” ( Water )

Rocket One - Wire sculpture

“Rocket 1″

Metro

“Metro”

Burden View 1

“Burden” view 1

Burden View 2

“Burden” view 2

By this light I reach for you, my heart in a sea of tears

“By this light I reach for you, my heart in a sea of tears”

I found a small red wooden heart on the side of a road chipped and dulled by loss

so a loss is the heart and soul of this sculpture.