Wednesday, September 29, 2010

and the landslide brought me down...

What began as a horrible disaster, has become one of my favorite new pieces!

This piece began with my intentions of soldering a little pyramid of the tiny silver balls, but turned into a horrible mess when my hand shook, and my soldering pick swept the whole pile over right when they were at the perfect temperature to connect properly. It was actually quite beautiful in a way, this little mini landslide of molten red-hot silver balls, cascading off of the perfect pyramid I had painsakingly stacked. After quenching my mess, and taking a second look, it really began to look planned this way, sort of a controlled I went with it, and now I plan on trying to repeat it again!

"I took my love and I took it down

I climbed a mountain and I turned around

And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills

Well, the landslide brought me down."

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Emily said...

Oh I like how it looks this way too! I especially love how the balls continue off the edge of the setting rather than just stopping. Very nice!

E² - Esther Eve Metalsmith said...

Thank you Miss Emily!

Thats what I felt about it seemed sort of like it was planned, I like how they continue off the edge too! I'm going to practice some more and see what else I can come up with along these same lines.