Thursday, 11 October 2012
Exo Skeleton sculpture - The making of
Chris developed a new sculpture Exo Skeleton for this year's Sculpture in the Tulips exhibition at Tesselaars Tulip Farm. Exo Skeleton is made from Corten steel with a natural rusted finish and stands approximately 2m tall. Just as the name suggests it is representative of an external skeleton. And in this particular case the external skeleton of a crustacean or shell. The Corten steel and structural elements that make up the form of the sculpture perfectly emulate the protective nature of the live exoskeleton, acting as a barrier and defence against all predators and outside forces. The external structure of the sculpture is highlighted with structural spines and a decorative laser cut design, allowing viewing portholes into the centre of the sculpture where you can closely sight the intricate workings of the build. The making of this sculpture took the efforts of the whole Lump team and these pics show how it arrived.