This Lion is made as an art project. By soldering each steel wire is connected to make a 3D lion. The manes of the lion are made of copper. I used m3 to erose the copper. This made the lion look industrial and lived true. At all the joints I put some steel wire to make the lion give again that industrial and lived true look.
I built the lion in 4 different steps. The first step was the drawing in which I decided the size, where I wanted to have all the wires and look of the frame. After all the decisions were made, I made a 3D model of wood that I could use as an underlayer. In this way I could join the steel wires together exactly on the right spot without moving a component. After completing the frame, the manes were made. I cut the manes out of copper and painted them with S-39. This made the copper erose fast. In this way the copper was not shiny and elegant but industrial. The manes were put on the right placed and joined onto the frame.
Below a photo series is shown which shows in chronological order the process.
Backboard
Backboard
Size and measurements
Size and measurements
Underlayer frame
Underlayer frame
Frame
Frame
Tools
Tools
Copper manes
Copper manes
Everything joined together
Everything joined together
Manes after adding S-39
Manes after adding S-39

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