September 25, 2023


How Art Works


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Hi there everybody. I’m again from the store with new work to share. This time it’s a trio of little wonders merely titled the “S3C”. This work is the third and remaining design in my “bead-like” sequence that I have been intermittently engaged on this yr.


For these simply becoming a member of this challenge, or these in want of refreshing, above is a household photograph of the complete sequence. I’ve taken as my start line for this sequence the straightforward thought of the inherent problem in creating attention-grabbing inside area utilizing the reductive processes inherent to machine work. In iterating round this easy problem, I hope to construct to one thing slightly extra complicated within the close to future.

For now these little works are excelling in additional methods than one.

One of many different ideas I’ve tackled on this sequence is the usage of unique supplies in numerous metallic working circles. I’ve been incorporating a single completely different unique supplies into every new design somewhat than utilizing all of them directly (as is extra frequent). To this point, I’ve used Superconductor for the SB312, Mokume-gane for the S2B, and now with this work, I’ve introduced Titanium Damascus into the dialog.
I had hoped to include every new materials in a restrained and thought of manner, adapting every design to the actual challenges of its specific materials. I’m not certain how profitable I’ve been in that regard, however I’ve loved taking my time to get to know the quirks of those unique alloys, and their limitations.
Just like the title implies, Titanium Damascus is a composite materials that’s cast very similar to Mokume-gane or different Damascus steels, solely it makes use of two completely different grades of titanium alloy. This composite, when topic to warmth bluing, displays a coloration that’s fairly placing and distinctive.
Here is a link that provides slightly extra element on the origin of Titanium Damascus, however largely in the event you attempt to search it, what you will discover is a slew of merchandise and ornamental items on the market that are made with the fabric. To name it stylish is a little bit of an understatement, and its business potential is spreading a lot sooner than helpful details about it. However there isn’t any arguing that it’s a stunning materials

When it comes to machining, it’s a fairly troublesome materials to work with. Titanium is mostly difficult, however add to {that a} composite materials with various hardness and issues solely turn into much more so. Moreover there is a little more hazard in that if a cutter turns into uninteresting or breaks, issues can get too sizzling rapidly and titanium can truly catch fireplace (and metallic fires are not any joke). So you possibly can see why it is a materials to be taken significantly. 
I do not love the thought of utilizing giant portions of this materials in my house store regularly as a result of familiarity breed errors, however at this level in my profession, the exceptions are what I stay for and I understand how to watch out.
However, with slightly further care, persistence and various added precautions, I’m assured I can deal with this challenge with out burning my home down within the title of my artwork. However it by no means hurts to say these items out loud to ensure that they sound like they’re true. Anyway, I digress. 

I do not need to ramble on too lengthy with my keyboard, so I made a decision to modify on a digital camera and ramble a bit there as a substitute. I hope it serves the identical objective. See the demonstration video above to be taught extra about how the work is assembled and another little course of tidbits.
As ever, I respect all of you who proceed to take an curiosity in my work. Your feedback and questions are at all times welcome. For individuals who gather, there are notes on the backside of the put up.

Dimensions of the piece are roughly 3″ Diameter by 2″ deep.


Notes for collectors: As with the opposite two works within the sequence, I might be providing this design up as a one time restricted version. The sale of those works might be a pre-order with work to start just a few weeks after the join closes.

Pricing goes to be slightly bit difficult for this work as a result of it’s each a bigger work, and one with just a few variables when it comes to materials choice.

The physique of this work is machined in 6061 Aluminum after which anodized, you’ll have a large alternative of colours for the physique of the work.

The screw particulars on the work will solely be obtainable in stainless-steel (that is my inventive determination)

The internal rods might be obtainable in both stainless-steel, or brass (that is my inventive determination)

The outer (I’m calling them “fingers” ) might be obtainable in both Stainless-steel, Brass, or Titanium Damascus. This choice will impact the value of the work as Titanium Damascus is a significantly dearer and time consuming materials to work.

I don’t put up pricing on publicly dealing with media, however I’ll have all related particulars and pricing sorted out by the point the join begins and will probably be listed on the join hyperlink.

The join will go stay on Monday November seventh at 11 AM EST. I’ll put up the join hyperlink to my electronic mail publication, right here on the weblog, in addition to on my instagram web page.

Thanks and respect your help for my work.

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