I recently finished this interesting commission, made entirely in aluminium, nickel and brass. Aluminium is an especially interesting material to work with as it’s so much softer and more malleable than silver. It moves about easily and allows you to achieve some really soft, organic shapes.
Fire Lillies (Gloriosa) are the national flower of Zimbabwe which is the home country of the chap who ordered this. The flowers were part of his wife’s wedding bouquet ten years ago, hence his choice for the sculpture.
Here’s how the flowers came together in the workshop:
The sculpture was made to celebrate a 10th Wedding Anniversary it’s designed to be used as a jewellery stand with hanging space on the stamen of the flowers: