We Are One
To complete this Mongolian inspired sculpture in 2 weeks for Robert Comstock I began with TIG welded steel for the base and stand. For the headdress I TIG welded electroplated copper wings around a TIG welded steel hollow box construction for the face. Using a copper electroplated 3d printed bird I was able to restructure the head into an eagle and added deer antlers to finish the look.
The woman's face on the steel circular form is made from steel rod annealed and shaped then TIG welded into place. For mounting the headdress I TIG welding the copper wings into place and for the eagles head I TIG welding it into a circle construction of steel wire that also completed the face. I was able to include some vintage wood pieces, cut and routed, then place on the top of the pillar to create the transition from pillar to headdress.