Monday, June 30, 2008

Aluminum pounded into Man of Teeth

Two weeks at Haystack has had impact beyond what I was warned about...
I can't put it quickly into words right now...
and can't find any of the words sent to friends which did...
or I'd be using them....
it has, however, been showing up in the arting done since....

(work in progress)

I am attacking the studio, head on.....
making some readjustments which will enable me to keep going...
moving a big bucket of wood ashes in for steel annealing....
my big surprize was what it did to aluminum!

I swore I'd own what I learned out there....
it's mine...
and I'm not stopping.

I'll post pictures soon.

4 comments:

knitsteel said...

I always love your work. Does the wood ash help anneal the aluminum more effectively?

lk said...

Oh, thank-you...so much....
I was wondering what would happen. I lost track of where I was taking that piece, the tear happened before I left, so I figured it would be good for experimenting.
So, I annealed and tossed it into the ash.
I was amazed at how I could move it around...I couldn't stop...ignored the tear, figuring I'll fix it somehow.
I'll do some more...
I've different grades/thickness of aluminum play with....and one that's done
just might have a second life if this woodash business works.
I'll tell you what happens.

Lora ~ said...

Oh Linda, I love the word Artings! I may steal it somehow. And St. George and the Dragon is fab. Cant wait to see what you do with all the knowledge you brought home from Haystack!
Lora ~

Brad Michael Moore said...

Love the expression Linda - Brad