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« on: May 12, 2009 06:25:46 PM »

Bonjour my fellow craftsters! So, one of my all time famous artists is Andy Goldsworthy! I love his deep respect for nature and all of his work is just amazing! here is a few of his amazing pieces:

So, one of the things that he does is make sculptures out of icicles. I attempted to replicate these....and after many failed attempts, frustration and minor frost bite. here is how they turned out. Let me know what you think. And i am sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, but by the time i finsihed making the sculpture it was getting dark, and i had to take the pictures because out the whole sun=melting ice  Angry....so yucky pictures! Sorry!

and again, sorry for the poor quality of the pictures! And i know they are know Andy goldsworthy! but i really enjoyed making it...except for the frost bite...lol Hope you enjoyed!

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009 07:13:05 PM »

That's so cool! How do you do it? I'll have to wait a while, because it just started getting consistently warm here:)
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009 01:28:12 AM »

That's brilliant! How did you get the icicles to freeze together? I love the look of them, especially with all the dark trees behind them. Andy Goldsworthy's great, isn't he? Make's me want to have a go at making similar things.

« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009 02:51:17 AM »

I did a project on Goldsworthy when I was back in college just because we had his book in the library and liked looking at the pictures.  I don't even think it was very relevant to the subject!  Really nice pictures and I bet it was frustrating too.

« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009 06:08:25 PM »

How did you get the icicles to freeze together?

Well....it took MUCH trial and error! But finally, i discovered a relatively effective combination of dipping the icicles in water, then snow, then water then snow...and so on until it made like a slush, and then i had to hold it in place with my hands until it hardened...cold! lol And sometimes i would have to use saliva when they wouldn't stick...fun. lol It was fun though! minus the frostbit! Thanks for the feedback everyone!

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2009 03:38:05 AM »

I always loved Andy Goldsworthy's stuff and its easy to see that its no simple feat to pull of what he does with what seems like effortlessness. Great job! Thats more dedication than I probably have  Cheesy But I get cold in the summer too so I'd probably be dead of hypothermia if I tried what you pulled off. Haha.

« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009 12:35:22 PM »

Wish I had been home to see that one Sister.  I like the picture with the cabin in the background though.  And the one of you wearing the Black Dog hat Smiley
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