Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:32 am

These sculptures are basically impossible to photograph. I doubt I'll ever get anything showing both looking good. Their very nature makes them a dynamic installation.
The figures change constantly with the movement of the sun, one minute hidden in the depths of the pool then as the sun comes out from behind a cloud or around the edge of a building they jump out at you with bright sparkling edges.
But reflections and glare make static images difficult but I caught this angle this afternoon that gives you a bit of an idea of how they look.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby baz » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:27 am

Box wrote:These sculptures are basically impossible to photograph. I doubt I'll ever get anything showing both looking good. Their very nature makes them a dynamic installation.
The figures change constantly with the movement of the sun, one minute hidden in the depths of the pool then as the sun comes out from behind a cloud or around the edge of a building they jump out at you with bright sparkling edges.
But reflections and glare make static images difficult but I caught this angle this afternoon that gives you a bit of an idea of how they look.


How about a short video?
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby cotty » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:05 pm

Why short?!
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Charlie__V » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:12 pm

+1 for video.........time lapsed please :-)
Awesome work btw.....& have been following/enjoying this thread.

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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby baz » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:51 pm

I appreciate how hard it is to photograph, so a 'short' walk around with video might go some way to capturing the artworks
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:53 am

Here you go Baz, best I could manage in the wind today.
It's still a construction zone as you can see.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:55 am

That is crazy!

At night it will be amazing when lit up!
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:07 am

Actually Rich it needs the sun to work, at night it will be more of a glowing obelisk with a deep pool of moving light at the base. The whole thing changes constantly with the movement of the sun. It will be different at different times of the day and the year and depending on the weather. Plus the whole block expands and contracts as it heats and cools, and we have used a semi fluid gel to create expansion joints and these layers "breath" so you get comet like bubbles shooting through the whole thing. It looks totally different all the way around.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby baz » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:46 am

Box wrote:Here you go Baz, best I could manage in the wind today.
It's still a construction zone as you can see.


That gave us a bit of a taste,ta.
Looks amazing and proves that its a FPS experience :)
BTW: Was the guys fly open?
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby solo » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:43 pm

From the sides it looks like a Matrix image.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby pilou » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:54 pm

Cool glass mille-feuille ! :fro:
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Bryan K » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:16 am

whoa! :o
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:51 pm

Here's a bit of an easter update.
There was a bit of an issue with the transportation that caused a problem in one of the expansion layers of the second sculpture that produced a clouding effect right in front of the girl's face. As a result we needed to split the block and remove a 400 kilo section. Once separated we could clean the faces and redo the expansion layer.
As this has all moved around 700km from the studio we had to find somewhere closer to work on it. Who would have thought you could split 400 kilos off a 3 ton block of glass in a tin shed in the back of beyond!

A few images....

Here she is with the light behind her before we start the repair. Only relevant because we never could see them like this in the studio.


This is the block split into 2 sections, that skinny little bit on the A frame really does weigh around 400 kilos.


And here we are all back together with no blemishes. Now it's just another forklift, truck drive and crane swing back into place.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby tuna1957 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:06 pm

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: not enough "thumbs" for this... simply amazing :thumb:
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby cotty » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:21 am

tuna1957 wrote::thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: not enough "thumbs" for this... simply amazing :thumb:

+1 :thumb:
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:46 am

Speaking of thumbs, I've got 2.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Rich O Brien » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:47 am

We've something in common!
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:01 pm

Rich O Brien wrote:We've something in common!

Two Thumbs!! my cats are working on that.

With the advances in technology today i'm seeing neural linked robotic prosthetic opposable thumbs, once they have that the furry little bastards will control the world.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Bryan K » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:41 am

Great pics!
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Sat May 20, 2017 2:31 pm

As an update, there have been some issues with the 'client', pubic art is always problematic and keeping everyone happy is basically impossible.
However, two weeks after we reinstalled the second sculpture they have deigned to go and look at them. As a result of their 'viewing' I received an SMS telling me that they have been approved. I really wonder what these people think.

Sorry, no photos as such because they are still covered until they decide to unveil them, at a date to be decided.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby baz » Sat May 20, 2017 2:46 pm

Box wrote:As an update, there have been some issues with the 'client', pubic art is always problematic and keeping everyone happy is basically impossible.
However, two weeks after we reinstalled the second sculpture they have deigned to go and look at them. As a result of their 'viewing' I received an SMS telling me that they have been approved. I really wonder what these people think.

Sorry, no photos as such because they are still covered until they decide to unveil them, at a date to be decided.



To quote John Cleese:

'Yes, well of course that's just the sort of blinkered, philistine, pig-ignorance I've come to expect from you non-creative garbage. You sit there on your loathsome spotty behinds squeezing blackheads, not caring a tinker's cuss about the struggling artist! You excrement! '

It was probly just an OH&S sign off tho.

Heading Ballarat way in a couple of weeks, so tis hopefully unveiled, otherwise might have to do a bit of undercover viewing.:)
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Sat May 20, 2017 2:52 pm

I'll give you the secret code Baz, to the gaffer tape holding down the fancy plastic tarp. And the magic spanner that will allow you to take the finger tight scaffold clamp off the corner so you don't have to jump the fence.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby baz » Sat May 20, 2017 3:03 pm

Box wrote:I'll give you the secret code Baz, to the gaffer tape holding down the fancy plastic tarp. And the magic spanner that will allow you to take the finger tight scaffold clamp off the corner so you don't have to jump the fence.


Excellent, I will wear my hard hat and an old 'Access all areas' pass from a Moomba parade from 10 years ago.

BTW, did you know that Moomba means 'Up your bum' in Aboriginal. Not 'let's get together and have fun' as promoted by the organizers.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:21 am

It's been a long involved story but the sculptures have finally come out to see the light of day. They have moved to a beautiful home in a sculpture park not far from Ballarat. Here's a quick couple of snaps.
Hopefully I'll have better later. They are incredibly hard to photograph.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Mike Amos » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:05 pm

A great setting, they look fantastic but I get your point about taking pictures. A better base would suit the sculptures better imho.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:35 pm

Mike Amos wrote: A better base would suit the sculptures better imho.

There is a stainless steel pelmet that covers all the structural steel, it needed adjustment for the new location and will be fitted soon.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:37 pm

Here's a slightly better shot showing some of the detail. The figure lights up differently depending on the angle of the sun. This was early morning so the sun is quite low from the right.
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And here is some direct, obvious and essential sketchup usage, the lifting rig I designed fully in sketchup. It allows us to clamp 3.5 tons of glass on two edges in a friction grip, lift it from horizontal, rotate it to vertical with one finger and set it down on it's base with nothing under it.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby tuna1957 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:36 pm

Great update Box. :thumb: Curious as to why they got relocated :? . The lifting rig is a pretty sharp piece of design on your part also :thumb: .
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby boofredlay » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:54 pm

Not enough words to express how cool this is.
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Re: Real world Wip. Glass sculptures.

Postby Box » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:02 pm

Thanks Boo.
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