Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More metal for May

I have continued with my original plan for the first alphabet: using recycled brass as the material; and foldforming (for letters with straight lines) and beating and stamping (for letters with curves) to create the letters. So this month R, S and U got the beating and stamping treatment; and T was foldformed.



If you were able to look closely you would note that the T has a small split along the vertical axis - metal fatigue? I can't believe we are almost to the end of our first alphabet. Have to get my thoughts firmed up for the second alphabet.

5 comments:

CJ said...

Hey! Your letters spell RUST! (-:

mieke van sambeeck said...

Just getting better and better,
love them all!

Barry said...

CJ - Pretty cool that the brass letters spelt out rust. Thanks for the insight - it made me smile. B
M - Thanks. The challenge is how to present them. B

Fiona Dempster said...

The warmth and glow in these is great!

Suzanne said...

I love the different textures and depths. I also love how the letters are either very butch or very soft and begging to be rubbed. Wonderful!