If it's not pretty yet
A favorite quote from Charles Lewton-Brain:
"If it's not pretty yet, play with it some more."
This was a repeated theme during the conference. A piece can be completely transformed by the way it is opened and arranged. Since this step makes such an impact, we always watched intently as Charles opened his folds.
Hope you enjoy this one... a blended star fold with half of it hammered on the closed edge, and half on the open edge.
The finished star...
If you want to see Charles hammer this one, the video is here in an earlier post.
August 2012 on SueLacy Wired is dedicated to the 5th annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference on Foldforming, taking place Aug 3-6 at the Center for Metal Arts in downstate NY. To view the series, click category "5th Annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference" in the far right column on this page.
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