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owen bush
09-09-07, 10:26 AM
I have had in my mind(for quite a few years now) a sculpture of a guardian figure ,sort of horned god type nature elemental Heavily influenced by the animated books of slaine.
The laughter in the woods:-
I am going to put forward the idea of this to the green field at glastonbury and then offering it up for sale .
I am thinking iron framed figure (1.5 x lifesize) with skin of copper sheet (hot worked and tig welded , with 6 foot paternwelded blade held aloft ,ragged helm and big old hornes .
I am intending to work withAndy Ferrago an artist friend to get the anatomical side of it all corect (and for inspiration and bouncing ideas around) .
any how whet do you all recon

09-09-07, 10:27 AM
Now thats something I want to see!!!


Colin KC
09-09-07, 10:30 AM
The blade will get nicked

09-09-07, 10:32 AM
With that amount of copper the whole thing might go - but it would look fantastic

09-09-07, 11:28 AM
Sounds excellent!

Would love to see preliminary pics:)

09-09-07, 11:34 AM
The blade will get nicked

by me :D

perhaps it could substituted with something else, not a proper pattern welded one..

09-09-07, 11:36 AM
having once lived near gbury i recon you should hook it up to the mains to stop the buggers from shepton nicking it!!!!:D :D :D :D :D :D

09-09-07, 12:29 PM
Sound superb, but sad sign of the times I have to agree with the other comments on nickabilty.

owen bush
09-09-07, 09:28 PM
A 1.5X steel and copper sculpure of human form with sword and helmet is going to weigh nigh on half a tonne .not to mention the bloody great steel slab I'd have to put underneath it .
It 'd be fine .

09-09-07, 09:30 PM
I think they were referring to the sword actually Owen, not the whole sculpture :D


Stuart Ackerman
09-09-07, 09:41 PM
I would flog the sculpture too...

A one ton copper dragon was stolen from a house near me a few weeks ago, due to the price of copper, I guess?

owen bush
09-09-07, 09:41 PM
I have a feeling that my copper dude will have a tight grip!

Stuart Ackerman
09-09-07, 09:42 PM
BTW, yoghurt makes copper go green, quite quickly...

09-09-07, 09:44 PM
Sounds like a great idea - of course you'll weld it all up securely :rolleyes: ;)

Progress pics too please :D

You realise some people *a little worse for wear* will flee in abject terror at the sight of it while others might just worship.

09-09-07, 09:50 PM
Looking forward to see it.

09-09-07, 09:59 PM
Sounds cool Owen!

Get it made!! :D

09-09-07, 11:04 PM
Six foot pattenwelded?
Do you think you could take my hand measurements to give it a balanced feel for someone like me if it were to get nicked?:rolleye11

09-09-07, 11:41 PM
never ever underestimate pikey power!!

owen bush
10-09-07, 12:02 AM
Ther are no pikeys anymore at glastonbury festival.
Its gon upmarket dont you know!?!?
I have a couple of hundred kilos of sheet copper and as its so expensive now I would like to make something worthwhile with it .