Last week I shared WIP (work in progress) images of my current art doll sculpture. The motorcycle for the sculpture is almost ready for its riders. Here are a few more images of the motorcycle as it came together.
Parts and Pieces
Here the frame gains a gas tank, engine block and some exhaust pipes. I like the play of the different materials for each part. I enjoy the way it helps each part to pop more than if I fashioned the whole sculpture from copper.
Next the tiny cycle gained some aluminum wheels with wooden hubs, and some copper handlebars. After a bit of grinding and cleaning the wheels were wired and attached to some hardware cloth for setting in a concrete base. This will both anchor the piece firmly in its base, and provide reinforcement for the concrete.
Now some waiting for the base to dry and cure. Next the piece will come inside for addition of details like a stitched seat, handle bar grips, headlight, gauges, gas cap …
This is a piece that is most definitely a collection of details. I can’t wait to get started on the riders.
The bike looks cool! I can’t wait to see the dolls that go on it.