My friend Heather invited me to create a sculpture to auction off for the International Snow Science Workshop's Whiteout Gallery! She's an incredible photographer -check out her work on her blog. I realize it's not very original to design a snowflake for a snow science show but I really wanted to see what my design would look like in 1/4" aluminum. I also wanted to embellishment it with glass beads the color of glacial ice and by using two snowflakes create a bit of dimension.
I had the designs cut out using a water jet cutter with the eps files below. The larger of the two snowflakes is 18" wide. To create a more artful finish I took the grinder to both pieces. I wanted the grinder marks reflect the light.
I placed and attached 4 metal spacers, that I bought at the hardware store, between the flakes.
I did end up using E6000 adhesive and attach glass beads around the outer edges of the sculpture and will also attach the hanging hardware the same way.
OK! Time to get my mind back onto what little summer is left and bask in all things GREEN!Romanesco Broccoli! It's texture looks almost pre-historic and I don't want to harvest it because it looks so cool growing in the garden. I also threw some runner beans and other seeds in my little sheep topiary and he's fattening up quite nicely. The birds have been enjoying the strawberries I intentionally planted for them and can't believe the MOOSE have left my leafy greens alone!