dinsdag, augustus 30, 2016

Christopher Le Brun #4








Christopher Le Brun's marble 'Maro' wing sculpture. (bron: Fabshop machines)

"....
‘Maro’ is a challenging piece in terms of both its design and production. From Lapicida’s point of view, the CNC shaping mill was the one technology capable of sculpting this majestic 2.5-tonne, 5-metre high wing.

Greek Nestos marble was selected for its sculptural qualities, overall aesthetic and ability to withstand the elements. Christopher sculpted a 1:10 scale maquette in plaster and wax which was then scanned by Lapicida’s 3D scanner. The technical design team then conducted a great deal of work in ensuring that the 3D model’s files were detailed enough to scale up to ten times the original’s size.

This was a major realization project. Initially, a 1:5 sample of the entire wing was sculpted by the CNC shaping mill to confirm manufacturing capabilities before final production. Then several at 1:1 scale ensured that the detailing of the final piece would meet Christopher’s exacting standards.

Created in five pieces, 25 days of sculpting by the CNC shaping mills computer-controlled diamond tipped drill head were required to form Maro. A further 6 weeks of hand-finishing by two of Lapicida’s expert craftsmen gave this impressive sculpture the perfect finish that is immediately apparent on viewing. Christopher was closely involved throughout the process directing the final finish and detail.

Christopher revealed “The craftsmanship qualities of hand-finishing are extremely important because its often in the last touches on a sculpture that you can bring it to life.”

It was finally assembled in-situ at Chatsworth House. A central steel structure ensured the sculpture would remain weatherproof and it was affixed to a hidden base so it would appear as a single graceful wing rising up effortlessly from the ground.
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Christopher Le Brun's City Wing, 2013. (bron: Dickson Russell, foto's(?): Steven White)





"After collaborating with artist Christopher Le Brun on the Waterloo Tower and the Ebbsfleet International Sculpture Competitions, Expedition was really pleased when Christopher asked us to help with a sculpture commissioned in the City of London.

The sculpture takes the form of an inclined wing, constructed from bronze, rising from the plaza. The wing is several storeys high and Expedition worked alongside Morris Singer bronze foundry to design and construct the stainless steel support system to connect this 10m cantilever to the base, concealed below the paving.
...." (bron: expedition)

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