Idea development

Idea development

Just two folds developes such a nice form. Brad


SteelyJan's picture

Forms!

Hi Brad,

I love these shapes, what will you do with them??
How did you form them? They are very soothing visually.
Show us their development into???? Janet


B.J. Severtson's picture

forms

Thank you,
Oh I see containers, wall panels, hoods, and more. For me it's very important to get out of the sketchbook and into the air. These are hydraulic press work. Is that a new background on your web site? Have a great show! Soothing Brad


SteelyJan's picture

Those forms!

Soothing Brad!!!

Take those forms to the sculpture park!!! They are too nice for something functional. Make multiples and scattered them around.I would just love to see them unrestrained.
Yes, new background,it's paper but fiddled around with in the computer. I like it. It softens the individual photos .
Thanks..... Janet


B.J. Severtson's picture

The ideas grow

Janet,
It's funny how a small change like a background can make such a big difference. Nice.
Wouldn't it be fun to sit on one of these, or rest in an interior space? They do create some interesting negative space. I'm in like with grouping them. It's so much fun to watch an idea grow! in awe Brad


webminster's picture

Hydraulic press work? I'd

Hydraulic press work? I'd love to see some photos of your hydraulic press forming these pieces. Are you doing it in one pressing? I just can't quite get it in my head how you are doing this without getting crimp marks on the folds.

Thanks for sharing!


B.J. Severtson's picture

Well ducks

People see and understand the world around them by a process of scanning. We don't really have to have a thought about each Item in our field of vision to understand our surroundings. What gets to be fun is that we can say a word or read it and our minds go into the file of scanned images and pull one up. Ducks for instance. Not everyone pulls up the same ducks in their individual mental files. Access that file now. OK apply your mental image to this sentence. He's so tall he ducks every time he goes through a door. Headache ..Shortcut does not point to this file. Abort. Are you sure you want to Delete this file? Our minds have trouble scanning verbs by the visual data base. Create new file Hydraulic press work is not the same as die forming. Keep both files open to recieve more data. Keep an open mind
I desire to communicate not confuse. Brad


Bill Roberts's picture

they are some cool

they are some cool forms......I can see them "closed" and 10' tall. In groupings of three and four.
from your response to QQ's request sounds like your a politician running for office LOL.....it was a lil confusing......does this mean pix will follow? Or do you consider it a "trade secret"? Sharing is what we do best here at Artmetal........and we are such visual creatures. A picture speaks volumes. Enabling many to "instantly" grasp processes.
bill


B.J. Severtson's picture

Two drills and 25 bits later

Once had a good friend that wanted a two inch hole in a half inch piece of steel. He asked me how to do the job I suggested out-sourcing we had no drill press or bits to do the job right. I heard him in his shop for most of the day. Once in a while I'd hear a thud a door slam mostly I heard him working. Evening came,it got dark. I couldn't take it any more, I went over. He had just finished "drilling" his two inch hole. HE had used up two quarter inch drills and 25 drill bits. He wanted to know how many of these plates we needed. I kept that one for a long time. I had a machine shop make four. He became a very good friend. Thing is he showed me something that day. He showed me that technique wasn't everything that the equipment wasn't all that important. If you had enough *want-to* you could do. My friend had shown me more want to than I'd seen in years. I have alot of respect for that. It does my heart good when someone is told that large cat urine is rumored to make a light blue patina. If they can't figure out that the prime ingredient is urea and that Miraclegrow plant food is mostly urea. Oh well. I will post the telling pic fri. Brad


warren's picture

What?

You say what?

warren


B.J. Severtson's picture

warren

I say I have a friend that uses his urine to patina pcs and turns blue doing it. It was a miracle of another sort.lol Don't drink it. but you can pour it on the roses when you're done, Sorta smurfed out here Brad


Bill Roberts's picture

LOL...............yeah.......

LOL...............yeah.......ya lost me......but can't wait to see the process pix :)
thanks Brad...

bill