Saturday, 7 March 2015
This and That!
The chap I'd made the Bamboo backed Yew longbow came over to get it and seemed very pleased with how it shot.
I shaped the grip of the flight bow and tried it today as a field bow, it felt odd have low draw weight but it performed pretty well. It took a good few shots before I stopped thinking about the bow and just looked at the target. I went down to' medieval corner' and tried it for distance, it shot a couple of arrows about 180 yards which is pretty good. There a little twist in one of the limb, I'll do a little work on it and probably shoot it next weekend at Avalon
The sculpture is coming along.
I've made a model of it which is evolving and I'm also working on a slightly larger version with the base painted a nice gloss black.
It's supposed to represent my visualisation of Dave Brubeck's "Take 5", Now you all know that piece even if you don't recognise the name...
The sculpture sort of reads left to right, a couple of bars of intro, with the verticals being the beat, the swooping band of Yew is the saxophone... there is other stuff added in, but less is more sometimes.
The scale of some of the elements will change in the final piece, the Yew will be more of a feature.
It represents about 14 seconds of the piece, but the intro is somewhat compressed to two bars.
If I tried to represent the whole piece the sculpture would be about 30 yards long!
Nice moon last night, got a pic of it behind the Eucalyptus, sort of a Japanese motif.