This was a massive undertaking. I took it on after a colleague asked me to make the bomber as a present for a family friend. I had no idea how long it would take to do, but I had a fair idea it would be way too long to ask for realistic payment. I took on the project as a training exercise. Then she told me the recipient had actually flown Lancaster’s during the war. Moreover he was a veteran of No. 617 Squadron, the famous ‘dambusters’. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._617_Squadron_RAF. There was no way I was going to charge a veteran for a plane he’s actually flown so I resolved to take on the commission pro bono.
This was my first ‘technological’ illustration in contiguous wire. It took me three months to translate a photographic image into a a contiguous line drawing on my computer and about seven hours to actually make.
The work is a 2D Wall mounted wire sculpture
Sculpted freehand, cold, using a continuous length of rusted antique 8 gauge (4mm) mild steal fencing wire. Each individual sculpture is unique in detail, exact size and proportion.
Suitable for indoor and outdoor installation. Child safe.
Cat no: 2008_03_22_12
For sale $350 AUD plus postage and handling.
$250 AUD plus postage and handling for quantities over 10 units.