|Project by dreadhead||posted 08-12-2009 01:23 AM||3413 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
This piece was my commentary on the way no one seams to die a natural death anymore. The wood pill symbolizes an organic form of modern day medicine so many people rely on.
The piece measures 2 1/4 inch tall. The coffin was fabricated out of sheet copper that I acid etched with wood grain to give it some texture. Every part of this was made from scratch including the hinges I made from brass tube. the shape of the pill was hydraulic pressed into the lid piece, to give it that popped out look. The box is supposed to represent a coffin, but the traditional coffin shape was to sharp, so I rounded the top, and added a “cut off branch” shape to the side. The medical cross was cut through the lid, when the lid is closed the paduak shows through the cut out. The pill itself was turned from a scrap of box elder burl and a piece of padauk. The bracket that holds the pill was also fabricated from copper. Everything is soldered together with silver solder, and the pill is held into place by a little piece of rawhide. It is not removable for this is a sculptural piece, and not functional.
The pill is finished with a polyacrylic, and the coffin is finished with a liver of sulfur patina that I partially sanded to bring out the woodgrain texture.
I know there is not much wood in this one, but i felt like i had to share it with you guys.
Oh and the last picture is my morning vitamins to get my day started :)
Thanks for lookin
-- - Marco