For the last 14 weeks I have been undertaking one of my most ambitious works to date. Not ambitious in terms of size (although it is a largish piece), but more of a personal record in terms of the substantial number of parts I was required to make to execute this idea. It is a design with well over a thousand individually machined parts. If you count spare parts (I always make extras), almost 1100.
While still a healthy size as far a machined metal sculptures go, it is by far the largest parts count I have ever attempted. I had to make hundreds upon hundreds of custom bolts, pins, and spacers in addition to the dozens of other more intricate parts that make up the assembly. The sculpture is 20.5" tall, 17" wide, and 11" deep and it weighs 88 pounds.
This work is also unique in that it has a rather complex interior space, something that I find difficult to work into many of my designs. The opening into the interior is approximately 5" at its smallest, so you can easily stick your whole arm through the center of this piece.
You can read more on how Chris produced this sculpture here | May 04, 2017 |||