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    Icarus Wings

    This is a sculpture that I constructed back in 2012. It was a very long and intense process.

    "Icarus Wings"
    Painted Steel
    2012
    15' 6"H x 15'W x 6'D

    318 separate pieces
    27 hours on the water jet
    over 1 year in the making
    over 1500 welds
    over 70lbs of weld
    over 12000 pictures processed at 60fps

    Here is a video of the build from start to finish:










    You can check out the complete build here: https://www.facebook.com/NZBSculpt/p...50693182737225
    Install here: https://www.facebook.com/NZBSculpt/p...51257454322225
    Maquette build here: https://www.facebook.com/NZBSculpt/p...50608130137225
    Last edited by nzbrock; 08-20-2016 at 09:14 PM.

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    Re: Icarus Wings

    @ nzbrock - stunning. Beautifully conceived, designed, and executed. "Fly....on your wings like an eagle..."
    "Discovery is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought" - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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    Re: Icarus Wings

    Very nice work.
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    Re: Icarus Wings

    Beautiful! I see the sculpture is in Florida. Is that where you work? I am in Ohio and have metal art/welding art friends up here who do commissioned pieces. I wrote this blog post about one of them:
    https://hgrinc.com/local-metal-sculp...trial-surplus/
    Gina M. Tabasso
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    Re: Icarus Wings

    what kind of paint did you use?

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    Re: Icarus Wings

    Quote Originally Posted by gmt View Post
    Beautiful! I see the sculpture is in Florida. Is that where you work? I am in Ohio and have metal art/welding art friends up here who do commissioned pieces. I wrote this blog post about one of them:
    https://hgrinc.com/local-metal-sculp...trial-surplus/
    Yea I live in Tallahassee, FL where the piece is located. Cool article, it's always interesting to read about other artist's processes.

    Quote Originally Posted by cloudman View Post
    what kind of paint did you use?
    It was painted by a local company with a lexus automotive color called "glacier frost mica". It is a white base with a blue pearl. The whole sculpture was first sandblasted, then epoxy sealed, then acid etch primer, then white base, then blue pearl, then clear. The paint job was the single most expensive part of the sculpture. Here is a close up shot with flash:

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    Re: Icarus Wings

    BTW here is what the base looks like:








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    Re: Icarus Wings

    That is a tremendous work. Great edit of the creative process

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    Thanks so much for reading the blog! I love makers and artists. Keep up the beauty.
    Gina M. Tabasso
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