This sculpture in progress is 16 gauge aluminum. The pieces have been randomly cut with my oxy acetylene cutting torch which created some amazing rough raw edges. The edges are sharp in places and needed to be bent over. I used a wire wheel on my grinder and brushed the entire surface as I bent the edges toward the center.
The joins will all be with rivets. Added elements will be constructed from copper, digital image transfers, wire crochet and whatever else is created before this is finished.
After riveting these sides together—16 gauge copper wire is laced loosely through the opening. The digital transfer on the left has been lightly smeared when still wet, it will be lightly sanded and faded in places before I use a spray over it for protection.