Saturday, April 09, 2005

Technical questions and answers

Someone asked about the copper finish I'm using on the Neil sculpture. Yes, it is a solution of copper powder. The cool thing about it is that, because it's actually copper, it reacts to patina solutions just as copper does. There are several kinds out there, but I use chemicals from this company:Sophisticated Finishes called "Modern Options"

I'm going to be working on the piece next week. I'm working on another writing project this weekend so am keeping the journal simple. This is a good opportunity for you to ask any technical questions you have. I'd hesitated in the past because I don't know how many of my readers are artists and didn't want to monopolize the journal with stuff that would bore everyone else to the point of sticking their forks in their eyes. (Yes, I know we all eat and read.)

As soon as I can, I'll be posting this kind of nuts-and-bolts stuff on the SlaughterHouse page. But for now, anything you've wanted to ask me, or you've already asked me and I missed (please forgive) do so this weekend. My brain is yours to pick.

By the way, thanks for reading and for all the links. You guys rock.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fork in the eye.....
.....yup..thats me....

...67...

marrije said...

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for that answer, fascinating stuff that metal finisher. But I was actually wondering what the stuff beneath the paint/finisher was, what the statue itself is made of. I'm not an artist, so I have not a clue about how you make this kind of thing. You could go on for hours without the chance of boring me!

I'd also love to know about the mechanics behind the statue's movement, and how it came to be, and did you start out with a detailed plan or did it grow organically and what does your workshop look like when you are woking on something like this, what tools do you use, etc etc etc. But please don't feel pressured to answer these questions all at once, I'm just trying to bring across that I would love to hear more about the technical details of how you work :-)

Carl V. said...

Speaking for myself as someone who doesn't spend the time I should on creative pursuits, I'm always interested in picking up tidbits on how things are done. Its quite fascinating and I hope you do much more of it.