Sunday, May 17, 2015

Production week 4, and the great Raphael Beil had to work all by himself, as I was back in London for the week.
We are now at the "smoothing stage", and Raphael is wet grinding the surface with a large diamond plated grinding disc. This is is the first stage of many, to get to the final honed finish.

While Raphael was slave labouring away in the quarry in Norway, I , amongst many other things, worked on the designs of the pattern, that will in part cover the surface of the sculpture.
Here pictures of the first draft designs, which are based on the basic construction of DNA.
They turn into sandblasting stencils , which were then cut on  the laser cutter in my London studio to take back to the quarry next week.