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1  You & Me - bronze sculptures in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by trompevenlo on: April 11, 2012 11:40:48 AM
This is the bronze sculpture from the You & Me pair of figurines, personalized with the initials of my wife and my own. I had made the You & Me sculpture as a unique gift for our 30th wedding anniversary. She had placed them on her office desk for a while and her collegues loved them as much as we do.



Since then, I have worked on the design and developped the tiny silver pendants (which you may already have seen) and a few other size and material variations, all ready to carry two initials of choice.

The jigsaw-puzzle-shaped pedestals of the bronze figurines allow for all kind of future extensions, the easiest being their children ... But that's still future.

As always, they were designed with a 3D computer program and manufactured from fine metal powders in that fascinating, novel 3D printing process.


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2  Grey Heron - chicken wire sculpture in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by trompevenlo on: April 09, 2012 04:03:23 AM
Our son created this life-size sculpture of a Grey Heron from chicken wire on a construction steel armature.



The hex wire was cut into squares (+- 15"/ 40 cm) and layers were bent and sculpted around the armature until the desired shape was achieved.

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3  Cartwheel Girl - bronze figurine from the Scrappies family in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by trompevenlo on: April 06, 2012 02:41:32 AM
Another bronze figurine from the Scrappies family, inspired by everything you can find in a scrapyard: Old nuts and bolts, tin cans, pipes, coils, parts of ball bearings, and more.


Cartwheel Girl - photo

Cartwheel Girl - detail

Bronze figurines are traditionally made from molds and cast, but our process it very different. It all begins with a digital 3D design which is then used to build the physical model layer by layer from fine metal powders, without any intermediate steps or molds. This relatively new "Additive Manufacturing" or "3D Printing" process allows for the fine and sharp details which are normally not found on cast bronzes.

The following is an interesting video abot the manufacturing process (5min, worthwhile watching):

Enjoy !
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4  You & Me from the Scrappies family - cast in 925 Sterling silver. in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by trompevenlo on: April 05, 2012 03:12:28 AM
You & Me - cast in 925 Sterling silver.




The body parts of the Scrappies are inspired by everything that can be found in a scrapyard: Old bolts and nuts, rusty coils, pipes, parts of ball bearings, tin cans, and more. The figurines are cast in minute detail, including "rust holes" and traces of an alleged "welding". The scrap metal look gives the characters their own special, irresistible charm.

Each of the pendants is individually and uniquely created in a complex manufacturing process:

It all begins with a digital 3D design which is then used to build a wax model. The wax model is created layer by layer on a special 3D wax printer. The wax model is used to produce a negative, heat-resistant shell around the wax.

Heat is applied to the outer shell such that the wax melts out and leaves room for liquid silver to be poured in. Finally, the shell has to be destroyed to take the finished object out.
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5  Dancing Couple - The Scrappies in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by trompevenlo on: March 23, 2012 04:08:58 AM
Hi everybody.

Not sure whether these qualify as art or crafts, so I am posting here. I have already received some encouraging remarks elsewhere and would be interested to see what the crafts community thinks.

Thanks for your friendly attention.


Dancing Couple


detail 1


detail 2

Youtube video: http://youtu.be/vtV4MLJDgG4


The Scrappies are inspired by everything you can find in a scrapyard: Old nuts and bolts, tin cans, pipes, coils, parts of ball bearings, and more.

Bronze figurines are traditionally made from molds and cast, but our process it very different. It all begins with a digital 3D design which is then used to build the physical model layer by layer from fine metal powders, without any intermediate steps or molds. This relatively new "Additive Manufacturing" or "3D Printing" process allows for the fine and sharp details which are normally not found on cast bronzes.
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