Hey Boss! the Crane, The CRANE!

Serge664's picture

This semester's knit bronze sculpture.

I knit a sheet of cotton fabric on the ISM and cast in bronze.

Also made the base by casting crochet.

Knit Crane

More views here.

Comments

.......sorry, i don't get it

.......sorry, i don't get it

Serge664's picture

the joy of art is that we

the joy of art is that we can all formulate our own opinions.

perhaps you should stick with Thomas Kinkade.

Please remember: I have a collection of needles and a history of violence

Wow. So much for open

Wow. So much for open exchange. Kincade? Nah. Charlie Russell is good enough. Way good enough. Like Brancusi's work, too. Good luck!

NoNewWitticisms's picture

"perhaps you should stick

"perhaps you should stick with Thomas Kinkade."

ha.

also, lovely sculpture.

scottly's picture

Metal casting wasn't an

Metal casting wasn't an immediate enough process for me when I was in University but now I regret not pursuing it. Finally it was the spruing that did me in - I just didn't have the patience for it. So I really appreciate what you've done here. It's a great piece. I'm assuming that this is just not a decorative piece either - I would love to hear about it's content if you feel like expounding.

Scott
I wish I were knitting now.

crmartin's picture

That is absolutely gorgeous,

That is absolutely gorgeous, it should be in a gallery (or my livingroom)!

Randy

V's picture

Great work of art. The

Great work of art. The things we can do with knitted fabric. I'm imagining you making these in large scales and showing them at galleries.

BuduR's picture

Your work is incredible.

Your work is incredible. I'm so glad you share it. My daughter saw it and was so taken with it that she got some idea about turning a knit panel into canvas and painting on it. if she follows through with it, I'll post.
MWK's Token Estrogen-American

Serge664's picture

Thanks guys! Here's the way

Thanks guys!

Here's the way bronze casting works (quick version):

The knit fabric sheet is dipped in wax and allowed to cool. Once cool it is cut in square & folded like Cosmo said. A ceramic mold is built around the positive, and then put in a furnace at high heat until the positive burns out. This is why they call it lost wax casting. The empty mold is filled with molten bronze. Once cool, the mold is destroyed, leaving the bronze casting in it's place - after a lot of cleanup work.

It was a lot of work (took most of the semester), but it was very worth it.

Please remember: I have a collection of needles and a history of violence

I am truly impressed. What a

I am truly impressed. What a fabulous piece of work.

Kerry's picture

So creative, I'm in awe.

So creative, I'm in awe. Well done.

kiwiknitter's picture

Hooray for guy knitters!

Hooray for guy knitters! This is unbelievably cool! Well done, you!

Knit like the wind!

albert's picture

Exquisite! But you would

Exquisite! But you would have to get it right the first time- I'm guessing it would be a b*tch to frog.

BuduR's picture

Albert! who let you out?

Albert! who let you out? LOL

MWK's Token Estrogen-American

MMario's picture

talk about multi-discipline

talk about multi-discipline art! Knitting, Origami, the moldmaking (which I am given to understand is a craft in itself!), metal casting.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

TomH's picture

Amazing. Wonderful.

Amazing. Wonderful. Beautiful. Extremely creative -- I like it.

Cosmo's picture

I just showed this to a

I just showed this to a bunch of my knitting friends at our knitting circle and they were totally blown away. Absolutely amazing and beautiful!

And it's just a square you folded up, right?