As I shared with my patrons at While Linen Night, I'm having a swirl fest. This is a 6-week exercise leading to Septemberfest 2015 at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas.
This afternoon I grabbed three pieces of copper with hand-tapered and curled ends. I then fashioned swirls with my fingers. There are a number of real ways to do this in the textbooks. A more consistent curl is achieved by using steel tools and making templates. These studies are to develop an organic form that is most fully expressive.