This is what I was doing at evening classes in the late 60s. Seahouses Senior School, in Northumberland.
I got the idea of the shape from a very worn/sliced conical sea shell, which I carved in polystyrene, using a homemade hot wire cutter. The carving was packed in sand and old aluminium TV aerials melted and poured in, (using the lost wax method). Then finished and polished by hand. Mounted on a hardwood block and guitar wires were then added. (I think there should be 6). I called it “Woman playing a Guitar” as it was the cool thing to do back then, man. I was trying for Modern Art style.(Henry Moore).
As it is a 3D object I’ve photographed the back and front. Height 9inches/ 23cm.
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