|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 10-13-2013 02:58 AM||1556 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
We’ve had some questions / comments about this piece in the background of our “Right to Bear arms Bear” – so I figured I’d post it as a separate one. This is a pretty blatant standing if I do say so – we’re woodworkers, artists, historians, educators, artists, ... etc etc … yada yada … above all that what allows us to be free to create and enjoy our freedoms and artwork is that we’re Americans.
The “Right to Bear Arms Eagle” – Concept by Eric M. Saperstein of Artisans of the Valley. Artwork, design, and CNC carving, and base/clear coats by Dana Osterman of The Sign Smith. Airbrush work by Felipe Rivas of InnerCity Airbrushing.
This carving is on 18# sign foam laminated to an LDF (low density fiber board) layer for some flexibility and rigidity, then we are further adding to it by inserting some plywood sections into the back to allow it to take screws for mounting brackets. Modern woodworkers step out of just working in wood – when we look at the materials options we have available there is an amazing array of options. Pure wood would have not worked for this, but we needed it for rigidity and mounting. LDF is a more efficient use of trees and materials as it’s basically recycled wood/cardboard. Sign foam takes amazing detail without grain and problems with warping.
The finish consists of an assortment of primers, base coats, air brushed coloration and dtail, then and clear coats that result in a solid, durable, UV protected surface, color, and finish. This piece is available in a vector format and can be modified on request.
The design will be available in CNC carvings, 3D printing, embroider, banners, and possibly castings. This is an example, and just the beginning, of showing off what we can do with our new 3D capabilities.
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com